TPS ENDING FOR SALVADORANS
In another devastating blow to immigrants, President Trump ended TPS for nearly 200,000 El Salvadorans. Salvadorans join some 50,000 Haitians and 2,500 Nicaraguans whose TPS status was terminated under the Trump administration in 2017. The Department of Homeland Security also hinted it may soon eliminate protections for about 57,000 Hondurans. All this comes on the heels of Trump’s rescinding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) impacting nearly 700,000 current recipients. In total, nearly 1 million people currently allowed to live and work in the U.S. will soon be at risk of deportation unless they can find another way to gain legal status. Persons currently in the US with TPS may be eligible for a green card through Adjustment of Status as a form of relief depending upon their situations. Deportations continued to rise. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation away from the border, made 143,470 arrests, an increase of 25 percent from 114,434 a year earlier. After Trump took office, ICE arrests surged 40 percent from the same period a year earlier. Given the high stakes, it is imperative those who believe they may be eligible to act quickly and seek immigration helpbefore it is too late.