08/02/2018 Society

Trump government decides whether 195,000 Salvadorans will be able to continue living in the US

Thousands of Salvadorans who have been living in the United States under the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for nearly 20 years face Monday the decision by the Donald Trump government to extend this benefit that protects them from deportation since 2001.

 
Washington, USA (02/07/2018) .- As part of its work agenda in the United States, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, continues to seek more support in favor of continuity of the protection of Salvadoran immigrants under the Status of Temporary Protection (TPS). In the image taken on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, with the Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, John Sullivan .
ELS MINREX / LANA (02/07/2018)
 
 

About 195,000 Salvadorans could be left without the support of this humanitarian program launched to help the population of countries at war or affected by natural disasters, as happened in November to the citizens of Nicaragua and Haiti for whom the benefit was not extended.

The Department of Homeland Security will decide whether to renew the extension or end this benefit as has happened with immigrants from countries like Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan, which would leave thousands of Salvadoran immigrants in limbo.

The US Congress created the TPS in 1990 to avoid deportation to people affected by armed conflict, natural disasters, and life-threatening situations in the event of a return to their country of origin. Currently, about 437,000 people from 10 countries are taking part in the TPS, according to the Congressional Research Service.

 
 
Washington, USA (02/07/2018) .- As part of its work agenda in the United States, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, continues to seek more support in favor of continuity of the protection of Salvadoran immigrants under the Status of Temporary Protection (TPS). In the image taken on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, with the Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, John Sullivan .
ELS MINREX / LANA (02/07/2018)
 
 
 
 

The Department of Homeland Security will decide whether to renew the extension or end this benefit as has happened with immigrants from countries like Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan, which would leave thousands of Salvadoran immigrants in limbo.

Salvadorans are the largest community supported by the TPS and are concentrated in the area of ??Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York and Houston.

The mayor of Washington DC, Murel Browser, where 30,000 Salvadorans live in their metropolitan area, sent a petition to Trump with 1,000 signatures of residents requesting that this benefit be extended to those who are their neighbors.

 
 
Washington, USA (02/07/2018) .- As part of its work agenda in the United States, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, continues to seek more support in favor of continuity of protection of Salvadoran immigrants under the Status of Temporary Protection (TPS). In the image taken on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, with Rodney Davis an American member of Congress who has been the United States Representative for Illinois's
ELS MINREX / LANA (02/07/2018)
 
 
 

El Salvador has been struggling to extend it again for another period, for which the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, is making efforts until the last moment.

Last Friday, Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén spoke with National Security Department Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to reiterate his request for an extension.

 
 
Washington, USA (02/07/2018) .- As part of its work agenda in the United States, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, continues to seek more support in favor of continuity of the protection of Salvadoran immigrants under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In the image taken on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez with the US Representative for Michigan's Frederick Stephen Upton and advisers to both officials.
ELS MINREX / LANA (02/07/2018)
 
 
 
 

The TPS of El Salvador expires on March 9. The regulation states that the government must announce whether to extend or cancel the program 60 days before its expiration. That date is Monday.

 
 
Washington, USA (02/07/2018) .- As part of its work agenda in the United States, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez, continues to seek more support in favor of continuity of the protection of Salvadoran immigrants under the Status of Temporary Protection (TPS). In the picture taken on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez with Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus an American politician who has been The United States Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district since 2013 and advisers to both officials.
ELS MINREX / LANA (02/07/2018)
 
 
 

El Salvador is a country of 6.2 million people with an economy dependent on remittances from workers in the United States marked by violence and poverty. In the last decade, more and more Salvadorans, families or even minors without an adult's company have entered the United States illegally through Mexico.

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