The Trump administration today announced the cancellation of ‘temporary protected status’ for about 200,000-250,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the United States legally since 2001. Temporary protected status (TPS) has been in place since a trio of devastating earthquakes rocked El Salvador in early 2001, killing more than 1,000 people and displacing more than 1 million. TPS allowed Salvadoran immigrants to remain in the country and work legally without fear of deportation.
The announcement comes on the heels of other TPS cancellations, including a November 2017 announcement rescinding protections for Haitians. The loss of temporary protected status can cause dramatic upheaval for affected families. For those affected families, there may be other ways to stay in the United States legally. We strongly recommend anyone facing the end of their temporary protected status to contact the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth at 888-517-9888 for a free immigration consultation.
Our immigration attorneys can carefully examine your situation to see if you qualify for legal permanent residency (a green card), regardless of your immigration status.
- Do you have children who are members of the military?
- Have you been the victim of any crime or domestic violence? Have any other family members been a victim?
- Has your employer forced you to work overtime without benefits, threatened you with deportation, or caused other problems at work?
- Do you have a family immigration petition from years ago and nothing happened with the case?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, there may be a legal path to immigration available. Other paths could be discovered during an immigration consultation. Call us at 888-517-9888 to schedule your free consultation.