A program to grant temporary legal status to those fleeing to America due unusual hardships was created in 1990….
The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program , created by Congress, was administered by every President since….
It currently covers up to 300,oo0 people from various countries around the world…
The Trump Admin, in it efforts to close the door on immigration to American illegal and legal, has moved to revoke the stays of those who have been in the TPS program and close the door on the entire program…..UNLESS?…..
Congress movies to codify the program with legislation….
As with the DACA program?
Trump is blaming a Congress that has a Republican majority that is in agreement with his efforts to close down immigration to a country that up to now thrived on that very thing to give it new blood and help its diversity make it stronger….
TPS had survived under several Republican and Democratic administrations, which mainly used the program as a pressure valve to allow Central American and Caribbean immigrants to live and work in the United States, often sending remittances home.
But the Trump administration says the program has been abused, allowing people to stay in the United States long after crisis conditions have ended in their home countries.
The Trump administration has ordered the end of TPS for over 300,000 immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has so far ordered the end of TPS benefits to all but about 7,000 people from four countries, nearly booting the entire TPS population.
Under the program, immigrants from countries that have suffered a natural or man-made disaster are allowed to live and work in the United States while their home country recovers.
When ending the TPS status, the Trump administration has given the immigrants time to leave the country. The wind-down periods have ranged from a year to 18 months for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal and Sudan whose TPS designations have been terminated.
Previous administrations interpreted TPS rules to allow beneficiaries to stay in the United States as long as their return would imply a significant burden on their home countries. But the Trump administration has used a stricter interpretation, ending TPS based on countries’ recovery from the original disaster that triggered their designation.
The move has left hundreds of thousands of Caribbean and Central American TPS recipients in limbo, with many searching for a way to stay in the United States with their families…..