Fact Finding Trip to Honduras and El Salvador

I travelled to Honduras and El Salvador as part of a fact-finding trip to find out more about living conditions and to gather information that will help us fight President Trump’s plan to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Central America. A few local news outlets did a great job covering the trip – please listen to WBUR’s coverage of the trip, or read the article at the Somerville Times. This is the important quote:

“The people were some of the most hardworking, compassionate, warm people I have ever met in my life, but the situation underground is dire,” said Curtatone. “Honduras is a dangerous place. The government is rife with corruption. Violence is prevalent when you walk out into the street. Poverty is rampant. People are not coming to our country to us, they’re fleeing. They’re just trying to survive. It’s not an immigration problem, it’s a humanitarian crisis.”