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US to end special protections for Salvadorans

7 months 6 days 14 hours ago Monday, January 08 2018 Jan 8, 2018 January 08, 2018 9:53 AM January 08, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Good 4 Utah
WASHINGTON- Officials say the Trump administration is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the country or face deportation.
  
El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump. They have by far been the largest beneficiaries of the program, which provides humanitarian relief for foreigners whose countries are hit with natural disasters or other strife.
  
Two U.S. officials discussed the decision with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly before the announcement.
  
One official said Salvadorans will have until September 2019 to leave the United States or adjust their legal status. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen faced a Monday deadline whether to grant an extension.
  

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