U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

9 January 2018

Dozens of activists gathered in front of the White House yesterday to protest the Trump administration's latest move on Salvadorans. The U.S government announced that some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019.

The temporary protected status was granted to Salvadorans in the wake of two devastating 2001 earthquakes. Advocates of the program say long-term resident Salvadorans and their children should not be sent back to their own country.