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Immigrants from Central America in Danger of Losing Legal Status

By October 30, 2022November 17th, 2022No Comments

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services report submitted to Congress states that more than 240,000 immigrants from El Salvador, 76,700 immigrants from Honduras, 14,500 immigrants from Nepal, and 4,250 immigrants from Nicaragua are in danger of losing their legal status in the United States. The reason these immigrants are at risk of losing their legal status is due to the potential of losing their work permits after negotiations with the Biden Administration regarding extending them fell through. They failed to come to an agreement over the protection of certain immigrant groups that the Trump Administration has decided to deport through the revocation of their temporary humanitarian statuses.

In his campaign against former President Donald Trump, Joe Biden vowed to protect immigrants from Central America and all over the world. However, with the Biden administration not being able to come to a consensus about TPS protections for thousands of immigrants, there is a high probability that they may lose their status in this country. 

Many of the immigrants in jeopardy of being deported are entirely integrated into American society, many of which have U.S. drivers’ licenses, own homes in the U.S., and have children who were born here therefore making them citizens of the nation. Nevertheless, their temporary status does not guarantee them permanent citizenship in the country, and with efforts to pass such a bill by Congress being stalled, these immigrants are in extreme danger of losing their legal status despite them building entirely new lives for themselves in this country.

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