About 2,500 Nicaraguans to Lose Special Permission to Live in U.S.

…the effective date of termination would be delayed one year, until Jan. 5, 2019, to give about 2,500 individuals time to leave the country or adjust their immigration status.

The program allowing them to stay, Temporary Protected Status, was enacted by Congress in 1990 to protect foreigners, particularly Central Americans, fleeing war, natural disasters or catastrophes and was extended to Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.

…Many of the more than 300,000 people shielded from deportation under the program have lived in the United States for years and bought homes, embarked on careers and given birth to children who are American citizens.

…Democratic members of Congress and immigration advocates called the move inhumane.

About 2,500 Nicaraguans to Lose Special Permission to Live in U.S. – The New York Times

sigh….

 

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