Trump administration ends protections for 200,000 Salvadorans

The Trump administration announced Monday that roughly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the U.S. for more than a decade will have to leave. Homeland Security officials said they were ending the refugees’ Temporary Protected Status, a humanitarian designation that let them stay and work legally following a pair of devastating 2001 earthquakes in their home country. Salvadorans were the largest group granted the temporary protected status. More than 45,000 Haitians who were granted the same protection from deportation following a devastating 2010 earthquake lost the status just weeks ago.

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