TPS stands for Temporary Protected Status, a government program created by Congress in 1990. It was signed into law by President George Bush, with the goal of providing safe haven for immigrants when war, a natural disaster or an epidemic make going back home too dangerous. We're covering changes to the program and the countries listed and removed from protected status.
Temporary Protected Status for Haitians runs out on July 22, 2019. There are about 58,000 Haitians and their 27,000 US-born children who will be affected.
Some Yemenis living in the US were waiting to learn whether they’ll be deported back home to an active war zone. Trump administration officials had until July 5 to decide and made their announcement that morning.
Since 2014, some Central American youth were given temporary permission to join their parents in the US. The government acknowledged the danger they were in. But now, the Trump administration has canceled the programs that brought them. Meet one family, who waited 15 years to reunite, but whose time is almost up.
The Trump Administration announced Wednesday that Temporary Protected Status for Syrians will be extended for 18 months beyond its expiration date in March. TPS has enabled a young Syrian man named Amr Sinna to live, work, study and buy property in the US. He's been anxiously awaiting yesterday's announcement, along with almost 7,000 other Syrians living in the US with TPS.
The Trump administration is removing temporary protected status for El Salvador, a program that has permitted the Velasco family to live and work in the US since 2001. That puts them — and 200,000 other like them — at a tough crossroads.
An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans who are currently covered by TPS could be forced to return to El Salvador.
President Donald Trump's decision to end temporary protections for Haitian immigrants shocked recipients, many of whom are now faced with returning to a country they haven't seen in years.
Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country.
Trump administration deciding fate of those allowed in years ago due to war, natural disasters.
They were in the US legally due to a statute offered to people from countries in crisis. Now, their crisis is deemed over, but it's not easy to return home.