200,000 El Salvadorans face losing their temporary protected status in the next year
Jan. 11, 2018
The temporary protected status of El Salvadorans is expected to be lifted, a 17-years program that has allowed 200,000 immigrants to live in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
Not only do those currently protected under the special status risk being labeled as undocumented again, but they will be subject to deportation, says Larry Levi Sandigo of American Immigration Lawyers Association.
The temporary protected status has been in place since 2001. Immigrants who had children in the States will have to choose between separating their family or moving everyone to the country that is still invested with crime.
El Salvador has also told America that they are not economically ready to reintroduce 200,000 people back into the country. There are no jobs for them and the crime rate continues to be at an alarming high.