262,500 immigrants from El Salvador will need to leave the US or be granted different legal status by September 9, 2019.
El Salvador gained TPS (Temporary Protected Status) in 2001 after the country suffered two devastating earthquakes. The status gave hundreds of thousands of Salvadoran civil war refugees who were in the U.S. legally or illegally to remain and work in the country.
The decision whether to retain or take back the TPS category of El Salvador was made by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, with input from the State Department. Senior administration officials, however, clarified that an “interagency review process” considered the current situation in El Salvador and its renewed ability to already take back its citizens when they decided the matter.
El Salvador remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world, host to persistent gang-based violence. Government efforts to stop criminal groups like MS-13 have failed.
El Salvador also remains one of the poorest countries in the region.
TPS benefits are only awarded to citizens residing in the U.S. whose home countries have been struck by natural or man-made huge disasters and are still recovering in the aftermath of such tragedies. The assumption or principle behind the TPS is that prevailing conditions in the devastated home countries would make it difficult for their citizens staying in the U.S. to return home.
A senior Trump administration official emphasized that following the 2001 earthquakes, El Salvador received millions of dollars in international aid. The same official also stressed that with the said aid, many reconstruction projects have been completed.
The Trump administration is also terminating the TPS category of Sudan, Haiti, and Nicaragua.
I THINK IT IS A GOOD THING LET THEME COME LEGAL JUST LIKE ANYBODY WHO MUST PAY FOR IT ALSO DACA NEEDS TO PAY FOR IT BY DOING IT JUST LIKE OTHERS
No! This is not the place for these people. ABC agencies have conspired for 50 years to weaken the social structure of our society. Society is a group of people with a shared culture. They're not part of it. Send them back!
Temporary means temporary.
17 years here is not temporary now is it?
However, I will say those that have learned ENGLISH, accepted the American Blended Cultural Society concept, have a self suffienant employment history, No Federal assistance the last 7 years and NO Criminal History should be given a Green Card. Citizenship only on passing the a Real citizenship test. IF they fail these basic standards deported.
The America wilderness and great barren Land areas days have been over since the 1930's. We have enough problems ($22 Trillion worth) and more mouths to feed than we need now. We can't even grow enough food to feed the people we have now withouit importing from coutries these people are fleeing ….
Let South America nations which do have 100's of Millions of wilderness unowned acres start handling the masses …we are full.