The Trump administration has ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 260,000 immigrants from El Salvador and has terminated their provisional residency permits, giving them less than two years to leave the country or be deported.
The TPS designation allowed immigrants from El Salvador to live and work in the US since 2001, when a pair of earthquakes crippled much of the Central American nation in the midst of a civil war.
The administration says it will give the Salvadorans until September 9, 2019, to leave the United States or find a way to obtain a green card, according to a Monday statement by the Department of Homeland Security.
Senior administration officials said an “interagency review process” considered the conditions in El Salvador and its ability to take back its citizens in the decision, the Hill reported. This basically means the Trump administration believes that conditions in El Salvador have improved enough since…