Jan 9 th, 2018
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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

A protest in Washington, DC after the United States ended protected status for Salvadoran immigrants.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens of thousands of families with children born in the United States.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the end of the “temporary protected status” (TPS) granted to Salvadorans already in the United States in 2001, when two major earthquakes rocked the Central American country.

They were given 18 months

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