Meet one of the 260,000 legal immigrants Trump wants deported

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 26, 2018
  • For many immigrants “Temporary Protected Status” has been dragging on for nearly 20 years. Now, they risk deportation.

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    UPDATE: On September 14, 2020 A federal appeals court upheld President Donald Trump’s decision to take away legal protections for 400,000 immigrants and could end Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Read more: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/9/14/21436633/ninth-circuit-tps-trump-temporary-protected-status

    On January 8th, 2020 the Trump administration announced that it was terminating the Temporary Protected Status of approximately 260,000 Salvadorans who live in the US. As a result, Nelsy Umanzor, a Salvadoran TPS holder, is now at risk of losing the temporary legal status that has allowed him to work and raise a family in Maryland for the past 17 years. But he won’t be giving up his status without a fight. Umanzor is lobbying congress to turn TPS into a path to residency before his status expires.

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