Interesting news for Salvadorans. According to the White House, their Temporary Protection Status that they’ve had since 2001 — ehum — has been legally revoked. The Trump Administration announced today that the protections granted after severe earthquakes in 2001 in the region, are, effectively being removed.
The Department of Homeland Security apparently feels that conditions in the country have improved “so much so that the designation following the 2001 earthquakes can now be removed”.
The Protections: They started in 2001, ehum, after lethal earthquakes rocked the region. The U.S handed protections to Salvadorans already in the country and those arriving in the midst of the quakes. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people arrived in the U.S. The Trump Administration now wants them out.
By 19 September 2019, all 200,000 of the estimated Salvadorans in the country must obtain legal residency or vacate the country. The problem? According to experts, at least 1/3 of those people are legal homeowners in the country.