Jan 9, 2017
Nearly 200,000 Salvadoreans are given deadline by Donald Trump's administration. They have to leave or find a legal way to stay in the United States before Sep. 9, 2019; otherwise, they will face deportation.
After earthquakes shook the Central American country in 2001, they were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS). However, their permits to live and work in the US will be canceled in 18 months. Department of Homeland Security said that the time period aimed to give enough time for “an orderly transition”.
Donald Trump's administration has already canceled tens of thousands of Nicaraguans and Haitians’ TPS protection. The government also plans to abandon an Obama-era scheme, Daca (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which protects young undocumented Latin American immigrants from deportation.