Salvadorans Granted One-year Extension In U.S.

by John Wesley Reid · Oct 30th, 2019 12:32 pm
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Last Updated Nov 14th, 2019 at 11:12 am

Salvadorans in the United States under temporary protected status (TPS) will be granted a one-year extension. This new extension allows Salvadorans to remain in the U.S. with legal status to work until January 4, 2021, according to the Department of Homeland Security. 

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele praised the decision: 

“I think [the U.S. decision] is a recognition also of the fact that these 200,000 TPSers are honest, hard-working people who pay their taxes, who have nearly 20 years of legal status living in the United States, who have 200,000 children who are U.S. citizens…and obviously taking away their protection and deporting them just like that, I think it would not have been fair,” said Bukele.