DHS to end protected status for El Salvator immigrants

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday, announced [press release] the termination of the Temporary Protected Status [text] (TPS) for El Salvador. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website] established this designation for over 200,000 Salvadorans after the El Salvador’s devastating earthquake in 2001. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act [statute], Nielsen indicated that the TPS designation was to continue so long as original conditions from the 2001 earthquake continued. Upon research and investigation by the DHS and…

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