Immigration Update:

Today, the Trump administration extended Temporary Protected Status for thousands of Salvadorans in the United States, granting them reprieve from removal to El Salvador. An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. have TPS. There are approximately 45,000 TPS workers in construction and ABC has advocated for a common-sense approach to addressing these individuals and recognizing their contribution to the construction industry and economy. The Trump administration previously announced its intention to end TPS for El Salvador and several other countries. In the House, Democrats are also hoping to make a deal with Republicans that would grant legal status to farm workers currently in the country illegally but would require employers to verify the immigration status of all future hires through mandatory E-verify. ABC has been in contact with members of Congress to push for the inclusion of construction and other industries outside of Ag. in any deal.