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Trump team takes step towards revoking emergency legal status for Haitian, Central American immigrants



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Added 11-04-17 12:23:01pm EST - “This could lead DHS to revoke their Temporary Protected Status at a review mandated by federal law.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Trump team takes step towards revoking emergency legal status for Haitian, Central American immigrants”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump’s administration took a step ending legal status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants previously granted emergency permission to live in the U.S., according to a report.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed the Department of Homeland Security that crises in Haiti and certain Central American countries have abated, a key factor in determining whether individuals from those nations are eligible to live and work in the U.S. That determination could lead DHS to revoke their Temporary Protected Status at a review mandated by federal law.

"No decisions have been announced regarding TPS for nationals of Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, or Nicaragua,” a State Department spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. “We have no comments on internal and interagency deliberation. I would refer you to DHS for additional information.”

DHS also declined to comment in advance of Monday’s renewal deadline. “No decision has been made,” spokesman Tyler Houlton said.

The State Department reportedly provided its update on Tuesday. “Tillerson sent a letter to acting DHS secretary Elaine Duke to inform her that conditions in Central America and Haiti that had been used to justify the protection no longer necessitate a reprieve for the migrants, some of whom have been allowed to live and work in the United States for 20 years under a program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS),” the Washington Post reported Friday.

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