Trump Eliminates TPS Protections for Nicaraguan Migrants

Trump Eliminates TPS Protections for Nicaraguan Migrants

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will end for 2,500 Nicaraguans who had been living in the USA under the program, and will have 14 months to leave the country, the Washington Post reported Monday.

But on Monday the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced that the "substantial but temporary conditions caused in Nicaragua by Hurricane Mitch no longer exist" and that its TPS designation would therefore have to be terminated.

Rather than ending TPS, the advocates from an array of agencies said, it was time for Congress to develop a legislative plan to allow Nicaraguans, Hondurans and others to remain in the USA permanently in the name of family unity and because they play vital roles in building American society. Although an announcement about El Salvador isn't expected for another few weeks (January 8, 2018), she said she's uneasy as she awaits the announcement about TPS.

McGrorty, executive director of Catholic Legal Services in the Archdiocese of Miami, said US law is meant to be implemented "with a certain degree of kindness and compassion", and that sending people to countries that are ill-prepared to welcome them would do far more harm than good.

Haitians and Salvadorans are also waiting to hear what the USA is going to do with their TPS designation. We demand that DHS reverse their decision and keep TPS for immigrants from other countries under threat.

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Baker didn't immediately clarify his statement , and a number listed for Boucher went unanswered on Monday. He may not return to the Senate for months . "They were as far left and right as you can be", Skaggs said.

Amy Shannon -senior advisor for Alianza Americas, a regional network of Latin American and Caribbean immigrant organizations involved in negotiating for the decriminalization of migration in the region- said the elimination of TPS would affect more people than the recent termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But DHS officials declined to make a determination on a much larger group of 57,000 similarly situated Hondurans, instead granting them a six-month extension while the agency gathers more information. "They have children here, and mortgages here", she said. Barahona said she would probably remain in the United States illegally and "stay as long as possible".

Carmen Paz, 50, has lived in the United States since 1998, and she said the TPS program allowed her to trade a life in the shadows for one with full-time, formal employment and a driver's license. "Deporting families who are contributing to the economic and social fabric of our nation isn't leadership; it's a reckless and callous abuse of power".

Many hope the Trump administration will decide against eliminating TPS. Every 6 to 18 months, immigration officials determine whether TPS is extended for each country. But they say those problems should be addressed in other ways, and returning migrants can help foster development in their home countries.

Temporary Protected Status allows people from 10 countries to live and work in the United States. DHS had announced six months earlier that it was extending the protection for just another six months so for immigrants to prepare to go back.

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