Trump Administration Announced Monday it is Ending Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans

The Trump administration has announced that it will terminate the provisional residence permits of approximately 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the United States since February 2001. TPS was approved for El Salvador in 2001 after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake destabilized the country. Past administrations have extended TPS due to the determination that conditions in the country had not improved.The Trump administration has decided to end TPS for Salvadorans effective September 9, 2019.