US: 200,000 Salvadorans to face deportation

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Postby Wayne » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:57 pm

200,000 Salvadorans may be forced to leave the U.S. as Trump ends immigration protection

In one of its most significant immigration decisions , the Trump administration said Monday that it will terminate the provisional residency permits of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them to potentially face deportation.

The administration said it will give the Salvadorans until Sept. 9, 2019, to leave the United States or find a way to obtain legal residency, according to a statement Monday from the Department of Homeland Security. The Salvadorans were granted what is known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after earthquakes hit the country in 2001, and their permits have been renewed on an 18-month basis since then.

Monday’s announcement was consistent with the White House’s broader stated goal of reducing legal immigration to the United States and intensifying efforts to expel those who arrived illegally. But Homeland Security officials characterized the decision by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in narrower legal terms: as a recognition that conditions in El Salvador have improved enough since the earthquakes to no longer warrant the TPS designation.

“Based on careful consideration of available information, including recommendations received as part of an inter-agency consultation process, the Secretary determined that the original conditions caused by the 2001 earthquakes no longer exist,” Monday’s DHS statement read. “Thus, under the applicable statute, the current TPS designation must be terminated.”

The DHS statement noted that the U.S. government has deported more than 39,000 Salvadorans in the past two years, demonstrating, it said, “that the temporary inability of El Salvador to adequately return their nationals after the earthquake has been addressed.”

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If someone has spent 18 years in a country, surely they must be considered by that point as a citizen of that country - if not legally, then morally? Trump is such an awful man.
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Postby KEY9481 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:03 pm

Can they deport that piece of human trash on an island far, far away from every civilization?
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:06 pm

Downright vile.
But playing directly to his base.
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Postby Benjamin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:07 pm

Awful :(
He really is a villain. I truly hate his guts.
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Postby Serby » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:59 pm

Oh my... this must be one the biggest deportation in the West world in ages, if it happens?
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Postby Rihab » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:25 am

the fact that these people have been living in the country for 17 years and still can’t acquire citizenship.. :-?

and now they want to send them ‘home‘.. as if it was possible to ‘return‘ to your old life after you‘ve been gone 17 years.. just pick up where you left off.. it‘s quite cynical :-?
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:15 am

Wayne wrote:If someone has spent 18 years in a country, surely they must be considered by that point as a citizen of that country - if not legally, then morally? Trump is such an awful man.
This would apply if anyone in the GOP were guided by morals. It's just one hateful, devious, selfish act after the next with them. :(
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Postby bluecherry » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:16 am

LOS ANGELES — 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, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential to date.

Homeland security officials said that they were 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 lost protections granted after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, and it suggested that others in the program, namely Hondurans, may soon lose them as well. Nicaraguans lost their protections last year.

Immigrant advocates and the El Salvadoran government had pleaded for the United States to extend the program, as it has several times since 2001. A sense of dread gripped Salvadorans and their employers in California, Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.
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Postby Serby » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:04 am

What to say............
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Postby stevyy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 am

...but HER emails.
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Postby bluecherry » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:22 pm

I didn’t see the topic, thanks for merging!
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