Trump Administration Revokes Temporary Protected Status For Approximately 200,000 Immigrants From El Salvador And 59,000 From Haiti
“The United States will end the Salvadorans’ temporary protected status (TPS) on Sept. 9, 2019, giving them 18 months to leave or seek lawful residency, and for El Salvador to prepare for their return, administration officials said.”
In 2001 President George W. Bush “extended temporary protected status to Salvadorans who were in the U.S., after major earthquakes devastated parts of El Salvador.”
The Department of Homeland Security Announced in November of 2017 it will not renew Temporary Protected Status for immigrants of Haiti on July 22, 2019, which at the time affected approximately 59,000 immigrants from Haiti.
The Department of Homeland Security designates Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants from countries because of armed conflict, environmental disasters, and other conditions causing imminent threats to people. Immigrants under this program are not removable from the United States, are able to work, and pay regular taxes. The Department of Homeland Security determines the timeline for TPS, although immigrants under TPS must reapply according to provided timelines based on the TPS country.
In a subsequent meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday January 11, 2017 about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, President Trump stated “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”