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ISN was among the 273 organizations that sent a letter to President Obama on Monday asking his administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a form of temporary immigration relief, to undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in light of pervasive violence and environmental disasters that prevent them from safely returning to the region.
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In this week's episode of the Ignatian Solidarity Network Podcast, we are visited by two guests from the National Advocacy Office at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States to preview the issues that they will be taking up this year. Policy Director Shaina Aber and Policy Associate Matt Cuff joined ISN executive Christopher Kerr by phone from their offices in Washington, D.C. to discuss the recent raids of Central American migrants in the United States, prospects of reform to the criminal justice system, the minimum wage campaign, and more.
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This infographic charts the rising death toll in the Northern Triangle, which includes Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Driven by gang warfare, government corruption, and poverty, the violence in this comparatively small region exceeded the death tolls in several combined war zones in 2015.