Over the past several months, the Trump administration has been phasing out a program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which is granted to foreign nationals seeking refuge in the U.S. due to violence or environmental disasters in their country of origin. This past Friday, it was announced that protection will be terminated for about 57,000 immigrants from Honduras, the sixth country to lose such status since the president took office. About 1,400 Hondurans live in Massachusetts and, as of January 5, 2020, they will be ordered to leave the country and return to a nation still plagued with violence.

Adam Reilly was joined by Oren Nimni from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which recently filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration on ending protection for Hondurans; Jennifer Hernandez, an immigrant rights organizer at Centro Presente; and Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who sponsored a resolution urging Congress to press Honduras on human rights violations.