200,000 Salvadorans may be Forced to Leave the United States

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Salvadorans will have until September 9th, 2019 to leave the United States or change their legal status.

The Trump administration has canceled residency of about 200,000 Salvadorans who’ve lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them susceptible to deportation.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that it is ending special protection for these immigrants from El Salvador.

The Homeland Security announcement states that “only Congress can legislate a permanent solution addressing the lack of an enduring lawful immigration status of those currently protected by TPS who have lived and worked in the United States for many years. The 18-month delayed termination will allow Congress time to craft a potential legislative solution.”

The El Salvador TPS decision was the most significant for the administration to make. The 200,000 are the parents of an estimated 190,000 U.S.-born children.

Trump officials said they perceived the TPS program as an example of American immigration policy gone wrong.

In November, DHS ended TPS for 60,000 Haitians who came to the U.S. after an earthquake that occurred in 2010. Additionally, the DHS ended TPS for 2,500 Nicaraguan migrants who were protected after Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

An extension was recently granted to 57,000 Hondurans.

Kevin Appleby of the New York-based Center for Migration Studies states “the decision on El Salvador is particularly damaging. It not only will uproot families and children who have lived here for years, it also will further destabilize an already violent country. It is incredibly short-sighted and undermines our interest in a stable Central America.”

DHS said that they did extensive research before their decision for Salvadorans. They determined community forums on TPS, discussions with Salvadoran community organizers, meetings with TPS beneficiaries, meetings with government officials from El Salvador, and meetings at local churches.

Jaime Contreras, vice president of Local 32BJ, the largest property service local in the Service Employees International Union, called Monday’s decision “shameful“.

He states: “They have families here. A lot of these people own homes. It’s time for Congress to do the right thing.”

Source 1: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-to-end-provisional-residency-for-200000-salvadorans/2018/01/08/badfde90-f481-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?utm_term=.e3f664e7ae4d

Source 2: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/DHS-Temporary-Protected-Status-Program-Salvadoran-Immigrants-468315753.html

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4 Responses to “200,000 Salvadorans may be Forced to Leave the United States”

  1. Donkey Kong on January 22nd, 2018 9:21 am

    This is wrong, I strongly disagree with Trumps actions towards immigration and etc. America is a free country with new opportunities for everyone no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. We are all equal and should be treated the same.

  2. dragonball on January 31st, 2018 12:47 pm

    He is not wrong as a president but, I am still with we are equal, he is only looking at the bad things that are coming into the United states like drugs and weapons that can harm innocent people.

  3. eldiablitho12 on February 13th, 2018 8:59 am

    This is wrong I don’t think that Trump will be able to do this. I totally disagree with Donald Trump toward his action on immigration. I think that this country growth up a lot in economy everything because immigrants. This is a country with a lot of opportunities for everyone, but trump don’t want to accept that. Donald Trump is doing wrong because the only thing that he is only building racism around this country. i think that someone need to stop him because all the staff he said about immigrant it hurt me as immigrant. We are not criminals or something like that. We just became to this country to have better life and be able to help are families. We all equal . Hispanic people no one can stop them to complete their dream. They don’t care if Trump build the wall because they can make another things to cross the border example they can make tunnels to cross the border.

  4. pollita12 on February 13th, 2018 10:15 am

    I’m not agree with this issue. I’m from El Salvador, I think all human have a nation in United States. not matter what religion, race and other things. but all human are equal. I don’t think Salvadorians should leaved unites states. Salvadorian’s and others country make America Great.

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