U.S. ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants

U.S. ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants


By:  Associated Press
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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said today it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, echoing widespread dismay and disappointment among immigrant advocacy groups, said he had urged the administration to closely study conditions in El Salvador.

 “Now, having their livelihoods and future endangered, over 200,000 law-abiding Salvadorans will be faced with the cruel decision of packing up their lives and tearing their family apart by self-deporting, or becoming undocumented and forced into the shadows of our society to avoid Trump’s deportation force,” the New Jersey Democrat said.

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