Christian groups decry United States policy change on Salvadorans as Episcopalians offer support


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He is protected, for now, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, because he came to the country as a child. "In the long run, DHS' decision could also exacerbate problems like illegal immigration and the scourge of gangs like MS-13 that the administration says it is against".

The introduction of Coffman's legislation comes after the Trump administration announced earlier this week that it would end the TPS designation for more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who have lived in the USA since at least 2001.

Salvadorans were first granted temporary residency protections in 1990 amid El Salvador's brutal civil war.

The Trump administration made the right call.

Those forced to return to El Salvador will find a country where the unemployment rate is high and everyday life is rocked by gang violence.

Immigrants from six other countries now receive TPS, but it is unclear whether the Trump administration plans to end their protections. Before the decision Monday by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to send packing Salvadorans who have lived in this country since a pair of earthquakes crippled their homeland in 2001, the administration took identical action a year ago against citizens of the hemisphere's two poorest countries, Haiti and Nicaragua, who have also lived in this country since natural disasters ravaged their own, and announced its intention to end protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" effective beginning in March.

Temporary Protected Status was never meant to enable an end-run around the legal-immigration process.

We funded the inhumane conditions that caused them to flee here.

In the same way, the assistant of the Minister of Immigration, Hursh Jaswal, assured that immigrants who need protection would be allowed to stay, while the others will be "removed" from the country. "America is better than this and I will do all I can in the next 18 months to fight this bad decision and work with my colleagues to pass bipartisan legislation to help regularize the residency status of long-term TPS holders". Along with Honduras and Guatemala, El Salvador is one of the detrimentally impacted countries in the world by a warming and increasingly unstable climate.

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Added Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, "It would be devastating to send them home after they have created a humble living for themselves and their families".

New York City is more prosperous than ever and safer than ever because of immigrants, not in spite of them.

Los Angeles Unified, where thousands of Salvadoran students are enrolled, tried to reassure students, families and staff on Wednesday.

As an example, he noted that in 2016, the country received 52,000 deportees from the United States and Mexico.

The tepid approach to the US announcement came after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent out a tweet past year stating Canada's welcoming stance on refugees and asylum seekers.

California schools are bracing for the impact of the Trump administration's decision to oust thousands of Salvadoran immigrants, many of whom have been in the USA since the early 2000s and whose children are US citizens.

"Having been informed by Donald Trump on Saturday that he is a 'stable genius, ' we all learned today that apparently the resident horses in that stable all wear blinders", said Saenz in a statement.

Many Haitians sought asylum in Canada based on expectations that they would easily be granted refugee status, the government said, leading lawmakers to reach out to diaspora communities to dispel such misinformation.

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