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Thousands of Immigrants Facing Deportation

According to a CNN report, almost half a million immigrants could lose their Temporary Protected Status visa (TPS) that allows them to legally reside in the United States.

Posted: May 6, 2018 3:44 PM
Updated: May 6, 2018 3:44 PM

According to a CNN report, almost half a million immigrants could lose their Temporary Protected Status visa (TPS) that allows them to legally reside in the United States.

The TPS protects people who would face extreme hardship if they were forced to return to their home countries.

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  website, on May 4, 2018 Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the TPS designation for Honduras.

CNN reports that nearly 90,000 Hondurans who have called the U.S. home for at least two decades have 18 months to leave the U.S. If they do not leave within that time frame then they are illegal residents in the United States and will be deported.

The Trump administration is reviewing the status of all 10 countries on the TPS list, including Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nepal.

How does TPS work?
People from designated countries that have been through a number of disastrous situations, including; natural disasters, civil wars, Ebola outbreak or political unrest, can apply to stay in the U.S. legally as long as they don't have a criminal record and haven't left the U.S. since first arriving here. If they're granted status they can live and work in the U.S. legally.

Right now, about 437,000 people in the U.S. currently have TPS. 237,000 American-born children have parents under TPS. Under this, visa immigrants cannot get a green card or citizenship and can't be deported.

How long does it last?
The department of homeland security reviews each country every six to 18 months and decides whether to extend the program or cancel it. If it’s canceled, recipients must return to their country of origin before the deadline that is determined or they can face deportation.

TPS ends when DHS decides it's safe for people to return to their home country.

Both democratic and republican administrations have ended TPS programs in the past. President Obama ended three TPS programs before leaving office. 

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