Skip to comments.Trump Administration Rules That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave, Officials Say
Posted on 01/08/2018 7:45:18 AM PST by Theoria
Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, two government officials familiar with the decision said on Monday. It is the Trump administrations latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential to date.
The officials, who declined to be identified because they were speaking before an official announcement on the decision later Monday morning, said that the administration was ending a humanitarian program, known as Temporary Protected Status, for Salvadorans who have been allowed to live and work legally in the United States since a pair of devastating earthquakes struck their country in 2001.
Salvadorans were by far the largest group of foreigners benefiting from temporary protected status, which shielded them from deportation if they had arrived in the United States illegally. The decision came just weeks after more than 45,000 Haitians, the second largest group, lost protections granted after Haitis 2010 earthquake, and it suggested that others in the program, namely Hondurans, may soon lose them as well. Nicaraguans lost their protections last year.
In the days leading up to the decision, immigrant advocates and the El Salvadoran government pleaded for the United States to extend the program, as it has several times since 2001, saying that conditions in El Salvador were still dire. A sense of dread gripped Salvadorans and their employers in California, Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.
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Now they can vote the socialist ticket back home!
So much for the Never-Trumpturds claiming President Trump was going the amnesty route lololol
The Winning never seems to end :)
Liberal judge preparing stop order - 3 -2 - 1!
Here on a temporary visa 17+ years? All must leave, even their anchor babies. now almost adults.
How long do liberals believe “temporary” should be?
Nothing wrong with holding politicians to their promises.
They must be some real winners if their own country doesn’t want them back.
Sixteen years and they still haven’t fixed their stuff?
I call BS.
They just want the “refugees” to keep wiring American Dollars home.
Fix Your Country!
Bravo again, Mr. President! You’re on a roll!
Good...get them off of the USA dole. More WINNING.
Some in the article say they will ‘stay’. Will not go back, and become ‘illegal’ here.
“Nothing wrong with holding politicians to their promises.”
I have zero problems with this.
Never-Trumpturds aren’t actually interested in that, IMO. Like the RATs they cannot seem to accept President Trump on any level.
MS-13 member most negatively affected.
The left to melt down in 3...2.....1.....
It’s a start.
Now we just have to make sure they really do leave.
And how many of those who have lost their Temporary Protected Status have actually left the US? Probably no one knows.
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