Trump to end protected status for Salvadorans

On Monday, the administration of Donald Trump announced that it will put an end to the temporary immigration status that was first granted to Salvadorans after a series of earthquakes occurred in El Salvador about two decades ago. The Homeland Security Department established a story that Politico had reported early on Monday that the department will be terminating the temporary Protected Status for the immigrants coming from El Salvador by the 9th of September 2019. This particular decision could give rise to further complication to the existing tensed negotiations on Capitol Hill for a possible solution for the Dreamers who are referred to as the young immigrants who are undocumented who were brought to the United States when they were children since a bipartisan group of senators are working on a possible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals pact which might bring about a possible legislative fix for the former recipients of TPS.

Per two people who are familiar with the talks that are presently going on said that the senators have been discussing the fact of potentially curbing the diversity visa lottery which President Donald Trump has constantly promised to abolish for the exchange of extending TPS protections. In an interview that was held at the end of December last year, Senator Jeff Flake stated that the negotiators are discussing potential 'trade-offs' between both of the programs. At that point of time Flake mentioned that getting rid of diversity visas and in its place put a similar kind of exchange. This is because most of the Democrats do not want to get rid of the diversity visas and that they would be doing something with TPS which is a less strict treatment of some populations falling under it.

The administration has ended the TPS designation previously for a number of other countries but the decision concerning the immigrants from El Salvador which is actually the largest group to benefit from this particular status could persuade lawmakers to struggle with the program that allows nationals of other countries to remain in the United States if their home country experiences an armed conflict, a natural disaster or any other events that are extraordinary in nature while they are here. The designation of the particular status is meant to be a temporary one but the status had been renewed repeatedly under Republican and Democratic administrations for the immigrants of El Salvador.

January 16, 2022 - 18:45
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