When President Trump announced on January 8th that the administration is ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans, the news ripped through the Identity community, as more parents come from El Salvador than any other country among our clients.
Identity is connecting them and their families to legal services and providing extra support. Meanwhile, we urge you to ask your elected officials in Congress to find an alternative to breaking up families.
The head of Homeland Security announced the termination of TPS for Salvadoran immigrants will go into effect in 18 months, saying the delay will allow Congress time to craft a potential legislative solution. Nation-wide, about 200,000 Salvadorans were granted TPS after multiple earthquakes destroyed much of their country in 2001. About 18,000 call Maryland home. The administration has recently canceled the TPS designation for Haitians, Nicaraguans and Sudanese immigrants as well who were given TPS status after natural disasters and war.