In our opinion: Nicaraguans should keep TPS protection
Published by El Nuevo Herald, a Spanish source serving Miami and South Florida
Translated Summary: "In the face of the crisis in Nicaragua, the US House of Representatives approved last week a resolution drafted by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who condemns the violence in the Central American country and is asking for sanctions against individuals linked to the government of President Daniel Ortega. Ros-Lehtinen also highlighted another problem that the crisis has aggravated. “If we are going to say that the situation in Nicaragua is terrible, then why are we going to deport so many Nicaraguans when we are saying that the country is in political chaos?" she asked. She is right. Nicaragua has suffered the worst political crisis with a heavy dose of violence since the rebellion that toppled dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979. The last thing that Nicaraguans who had TPS need is to be sent back to a country afflicted by months of violent confrontations and a weakened economy. TPS must be maintained for Nicaraguans."