DHS Ends Protected Immigration Status For 5K Nicaraguans

DHS Ends Protected Immigration Status For 5K Nicaraguans

The United States will end in January 2019 a special status given to 5,300 Nicaraguan immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday.

The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the USA under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.

Immigration authorities say the TPS program was designed as a temporary humanitarian response to crises in Central America and Haiti, and it was never meant to be a path to permanent residency or US citizenship.

"I am deeply pained by and strongly disagree with the decision to phase out the Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguan nationals living in the United States", said Díaz-Balart.

The Trump administration's plans to create more stringent immigration policies may determine whether the provision is renewed for other countries like El Salvador and Honduras.

That Jan. 5 deadline means that after then, those Nicaraguans must be out of the country or they will be here illegally.

DHS has called on Congress to enact a permanent solution to resolve the seemingly imminent elimination of TPS in the memo and give options to the thousands of immigrations that are losing or may eventually lose these protections. While infrastructure may have been rebuilt after the destruction, the status has been reauthorized every 18 months ever since because of the violent conditions in both countries. Already, 50,000 Haitian TPS recipients, who expect administrative decisions by Thanksgiving, are preparing for the worst. "That's unfair", she said of Homeland Security officials. Roughly 250,000 US citizens are the offspring of TPS beneficiaries, so the announcement would likely force many families to make the hard decision of having to take their children with them.

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Tillerson's recommendations, which were not made public according to the Washington Post, could adversely impact not just TPS recipients, but their family members.

TPS was established by Congress through the Immigration Act of 1990.

"Among the families with TPS work permits hearing of their status yesterday and in the coming weeks and months are an estimated 273,000 US citizen children".

As ThinkProgress previously reported, some Haitian parents are weighing the costs of leaving their children here in the United States if they have to return. "This is yet another attempt by the Trump administration to dehumanize immigrants and communities of color, particularly when they are in their greatest need".

More than 5,000 Nicaraguans and about 85,000 Hondurans are beneficiaries of that program.

Belinda Osorio, a Honduran-American who lives and works in Florida and has been in the USA for decades through TPS, told reporters at a conference call on Tuesday that she would not put her 14-year-old son in danger by going back to Honduras, regardless of the administration's eventual decision.

"I have never been so uneasy as I am now", Flores told Al Jazeera. But the fate of TPS is more tenuous under President Donald Trump whose executive orders on immigration aim to limit legal immigration and deport undocumented immigrants.

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