US Says 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave Or Face Deportation
US Says 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave or Face Deportation
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that it will end special protections for U.S. residents from El Salvador, forcing nearly 200,000 people to leave the country, find another way to achieve legal residency or face deportation.
El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under President Donald Trump. They have by far been the largest beneficiaries of the program, which provides humanitarian relief for foreigners whose countries are hit with natural disasters or other strife.
The Washington, D.C. area has the largest number of TPS holders from El Salvador, …