Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Thousands of NJ immigrants to lose legal status - Devastating, or about time?

Thousands of NJ immigrants to lose legal status - Devastating, or about time?

Temporary Protected Status was never meant to enable an end-run around the legal-immigration process. Ending TPS for the Salvadorans and others "would have immediate, expensive ramifications for our country and industry", the union said.

Is the Trump administration really going to pay to round up and deport hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and others? How about I force my way into Mr. Giridharadas' residence uninvited and demand to stay for at least 17 years under the guise of seeking "temporary" shelter.

Why did Trump end TPS? .

Miami Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called the president's decision "cruel" and said it would have a "terrible impact" on the approximately 200,000 Salvadorans affected - 12 percent live in South Florida - and for their families and the communities where they have resided for years.

The administration insists it is giving meaning to the "temporary" in Temporary Protected Status. "It's a temporary program", acknowledges the aspiring law student.

If we tear the opportunity from those we've already given it to, we are no longer the people and ideas this nation was founded on. "Based on careful consideration of available information, including recommendations received as part of an inter-agency consultation process, the Secretary determined that the original conditions caused by the 2001 earthquakes no longer exist". Finally, there is the matter of climate change, with the United States as the world's biggest historical contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. They too may well have children born here, may well have mortgages or a business, and may well be sending money home. "These are some of the most productive people in our communities", he adds.

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Hernandez is the only member of his family under TPS.

Kicking out the Salvadorans is part of what appears an effort by President Trump to go nationality-by-nationality to show the door to Latino and Latina immigrants, legal or illegal, having pulled the rug from TPS status for Nicaraguans previous year and potentially for Hondurans this summer.

Immigration lawyers in Minnesota have been fielding anxious calls from dozens of Salvadorans, many of whom have USA citizen children. "And we have an obligation to have a voice in that-to contact our representatives, to contact the White House and say, "this is a moment for compassion" and understanding what we're suggesting families, parents, children return to and that we find alternatives". At the time, the beneficiaries of TPS had no idea if the USA would renew their status.

"Basically, our country's not safe", Canales says, "and it's not prepared enough financially to support these families ..." They deserve more than having their countries referred to as shitholes. San Diego State university researcher Elizabeth Kennedy estimated that, between 2014 and 2015, 45 Salvadoran migrants had been murdered following deportation under the Obama administration. That is just over half of what he made in the United States but double El Salvador's minimum wage.

The majority of Central America's TPS recipients are parents of children born in the United States, with many supporting children still living in their homeland. Salvadorans with TPS status now have until September 2019 to obtain legal residency or leave the U.S. About a third of those in the Migration Research survey reported recently engaging in civic or volunteer work.

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. That's a long time to just put life on hold, so a lot of them haven't. There are a lot of people who are desperately anxious about what this moment will mean for them and their families.

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