About 200,000 Salvadorans have been living in the U.S. legally for almost 20 years. They came here under a temporary protected status (TPS) program after a major earthquake in 2001. As reported in the Register recently, (see link below), President Trump has ordered an end to their protected status and they are required to return to El Salvador by September 2019 or become undocumented immigrants. Maybe they should have been sent back to El Salvador long ago, but now they own homes and businesses. The vast majority have jobs and pay taxes. And they now have almost 200,000 children who are legal citizens. Surely most citizens of the U.S. don’t consider it a priority for us to kick them out of our country? We should end their TPS but give them the option to stay in this country legally, but without the possibility of citizenship. It is quite clear that they are a net benefit to our country.
Link to Register article: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/01/10/salvadorans-living-iowa-brace-deportation-orders/1018531001/