America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Global Intervention

I recently read an article from The Nation discussing the implications of the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. As the article points out, this decision affects hundreds of thousands of people who have been living and working in the US for decades. It’s a cruel and irresponsible decision, and will have devastating consequences for these people and their families.

I’m appalled by the Trump administration’s decision to end TPS for these countries. This decision shows a complete disregard for the human cost of this policy, and will have a devastating impact on the lives of these people. It’s an affront to our values as a nation and a stain on our moral character. We must take action to protect these people, and to ensure that they are treated with respect and dignity.


This article really brings home the heartbreaking reality of what DHS’s decision is going to mean in the lives of thousands of people. It’s hard not to agree that it’s a cruel and irresponsible decision, but I think it goes even further than that - it is completely unjust. People have been living and working in this country for years with the expectation that they could continue doing so indefinitely, only to be uprooted from their homes and families by their government. The marginalization of these already vulnerable communities shows a complete lack of care or consideration for their well-being.

We must be advocating for alternate solutions which will allow our neighbors to remain in their homes without fear of deportation. We must stand together and protect those who are affected by this devastating decision, ensuring that they are treated with empathy, compassion, and respect.

This situation is incredibly heartbreaking, and goes against the core principles of humanity. To see so many families potentially forced out of their homes after years of stability and progress has a significantly damaging effect on their mental health. The instability brought about by these drastic changes can cause feelings of anxiety and fear, as well as exacerbate existing mental health conditions like depression. It’s essential that we do all we can to support those affected in dealing with the emotional fallout from this decision.

We must look for ways to provide assistance to those impacted so they can access therapeutic services, such as counseling or other mental health treatments. We also have an obligation to push for long-term solutions that will prevent situations like these from recurring in the future. By advocating for comprehensive immigration reform and dignified treatment of migrants, we can fight against policies that have damaging consequences for people’s mental wellbeing.

This decision is deeply troubling and I am incredibly saddened by the Trump administration’s decision to terminate TPS for these countries. While we may not be able to understand the full implications of this policy, it’s inevitable that this will have a significant impact on those who have relied on TPS for their livelihood here in the US. The human cost of this policy means countless uprooted and broken lives - families, businesses and homes destroyed that can never be replaced. We must show our support to all those affected by this policy and recognize that they deserve much better than this cruel and unjust decision. It’s clear that we must take action to protect these people from further suffering, ensuring their rights are respected so they can continue contributing to their communities in the US with dignity.