Skip to comments.(US) Residency Extended for Central Americans
Posted on 02/22/2006 3:13:48 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has decided to extend special temporary U.S. residency for Central Americans for another 12 months, a spokeswoman for Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (news, bio, voting record) said Wednesday.
The decision means hundreds of thousands of Central Americans will not have to return home when their Temporary Protected Status ends next month.
Alex Cruz, a press aide to Ros-Lehtinen, said the administration plans to announce the decision officially on Friday, but Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., sent out a news release Wednesday after she was informed of the decision by the White House.
"We are just letting our community people know because there are so many folks who depend on TPS," Cruz said.
The U.S. provided temporary legal residence and authority to work in this country to Nicaraguans and Hondurans after Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and to Salvadorans following a devastating earthquake in 2001. That status has been renewed several times.
The residency was due to expire this year amid criticism that the program was never meant to be permanent.
Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Joanna Gonzalez and a White House spokesman declined comment because an official announcement had not been made.
But Central American leaders and several members of Congress have been pushing for a renewal. Immigrants and their advocates say allowing the special status to expire would devastate not only these individuals but also their families and the Central American nations who count on the billions of dollars the immigrants earn in the United States and send home.
Salvadoran President Tony Saca is scheduled to visit Washington Friday.
Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement that without a renewal of the special residency, the Central Americans would "face deportation back to a country where they may encounter violence, civil unrest or a homeland still recuperating from natural disasters."
And, he continue to dig, deeper, and deeper.
who count on the billions of dollars the
immigrants resident aliens earn in the United States and send home.
Nobody seriously expected a different outcome I hope.
There's no incentive to go home, so they don't go. What are we supposed to do? Fix the entire hemisphere. Pretty soon there'll be no room in the US for Americans, and we'll be told to take a hike. In fact, those Aztlan cretins are already demanding that we leave.
More bullshit rolling amnesties that never end. This is a fraud same as GW Bush's guest worker programs will turn into
I think Bush is going out of his way to destroy the republican majority.
Thanks alot George.
I totally disapprove of this but at the same time I am thankful for it. The President is handing us a crystal ball that allows us to look 6 years into the future and see how his not-an-amnesty guest worker plan is going to turn out. It makes it pretty easy to call bull$h$t before he has a chance to turn a 300,000 person problem into an 11 million person problem.
Good point at # 11.
BTW, how can the executive extend this without congressional approval? Congress wrote a law letting the executive extend on his own whim? Can the executive do this every year ad infinitum?
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Good, I won't have those homes vacant in my neighborhood. They're good neighbors.
The only politicians who could possibly support the idea of extending it are those who are being paid off by MS-13.
These are sad times for America.
So why doesn't anyone put the smackdown on him? I mean... I know he doesn't care about being reelected, and such. But to raise so much ire in the base, doesn't the GOP kinda frown on that?
When Hurricane Mitch struck Honduras and Nicaragua in 1998, President Bill Clinton granted something called temporary protective status, allowing more than 100,000 people to stay here another 18 months without risk of deportation. Eight years and five extensions later, a majority of those with temporary status remain. Seventy thousand Hondurans and 3,600 Nicaraguans are still here, with the right to work. And 222,000 Salvadorans are still here, temporarily working, five years after two earthquakes devastated El Salvador. But even if their status expires, there's little chance they will be deported, since Immigration and Customs Enforcement's stated focus is national security and violent criminals. It raises questions about just how workable any so-called guest or temporary worker program can be." A government spokesman states that no decision has been made yet whether to grant another extension on these temporary permits. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/06/ldt.01.html aired 2/6/06
The Sellout Express is picking up steam!
Thank God, I was worried it would get less crowded in Los Angeles.
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