TPS ending for Salvadorans; families at risk

Reneging on Temporary Protected Status is a violation of human rights

When a series of earthquakes struck the country in 2001, destroying 100,000 homes and crippling the economy, the United States responded with three initiatives: Bilateral assistance to leverage El Salvador's efforts to rebuild housing; a free trade agreement that opened economic opportunities and promoted economic growth; and granting TPS status to more than 200,000 Salvadorans already in the United States.

The introduction of Coffman's legislation comes after the Trump administration announced earlier this week that it would end the TPS designation for more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who have lived in the USA since at least 2001. It is not, as Sen. In light of his revolting comments, people have given those who agree with the racist views of the president a history lesson (here's an excellent breakdown of how the USA has contributed to Haiti's plight).

A "great number" of Salvadoran asylum seekers fleeing the United States could end up in Windsor as their protected status ends.

Those in support of ending El Salvador's TPS status argue that the initial event that qualified them for the status is long since over.

Like many TPS holders who have lived and worked in the United States for more than two decades, two of Elsa's sons are U.S. citizens.

"This legislation will help those who have been living and working in the United States, under TPS for many years, to have a legal status that would give them a path to legal permanent residency and remove the fear of deportation", Coffman said.

Still, the Trump administration's announcement January 8 reignited a contentious debate, particularly as immigration talks among the White House, Democrats, and Republicans continue in Washington.

Do immigrants from other countries have the status?

As noted, we are returning approximately 20,000 Salvadorans per year.

Now, as countless families are pushed back into the maelstrom, TPS holders will leave behind vast community networks in their adopted homeland: TPS holders from El Salvador have, according to 2015 data, resided in the United States for about a decade and a half.

Harvard sophomore Elmer Vivas told the crowd that his parents have earned the right to be in the United States after coming from El Salvador.

Laborers President Terry O'Sullivan said Trump's eviction "will cause extreme suffering" not just for Salvadoran TPS cardholders, but for their families, including 194,000 USA -born children. What is to be gained by imposing such hardship, the Post asks. They have 18 months to pack up the home they've had for almost two decades and return to a country torn apart by violence and poverty. Deporting tens of thousands of Salvadorans, and, in the process, depriving their country of the remittances they send home, will only deepen that country's unfolding disaster. They're more often professionals. It's clearly too much to expect Congress to step in and embrace real immigration reform that recognizes that the US can't afford to roll up the welcome mat entirely.

Immigration reform deals follow a familiar pattern: Illegal immigrants get some form of legal status in exchange for statutory language that, if implemented, will discourage or prevent future illegal immigration.

Those benefits have been vital to Guevara, who is battling leukemia.

Sen. Tom Cotton made this point during the meeting President Trump held with congressional leaders this week. Even as DHS slashes TPS for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the White House is trying to ransom protections for DACA recipients in exchange for further border militarization and enforcement.