Because at the orders of Donald Trump, Hondurans, are now losing their status in the U.S under their once special immigration protections. According to the Department of Homeland Security, some 57,000 Hondurans are scheduled to lose their protections first set into place under the Obama Administration.
The program, which was known as TPS, was first set into place in 1999. At the time, Hurricane Mitch devastated the country which resulted in thousands fleeing to the United States hoping for a better life. Opponents have argued that Trump is “intentionally adding tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to the already long list of folks without legal status in the United States.