Monday, November 13, 2017

Trump Has Yet To Disclose That He Wants To Give Amnesty To More Than Just ‘Dreamers’

President Donald Trump is not just willing to give amnesty to so-called “Dreamers,” he’s also down to give permanent legal status to several hundred thousand illegal immigrants who benefit from a little known amnesty program.
Temporary Protected Status was created in 1990 to help individuals who couldn’t return to their home country due to a catastrophe such as a natural disaster or civil war. A total of 435,048 illegal immigrants from ten nations (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) currently benefit from TPS, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security statistics.
The program has been criticized by immigration hawks for being anything but temporary, considering nations like Honduras and Nicaragua have received TPS designation since 1999.
The extended period of time some TPS beneficiaries have remained in the U.S. is central to the administration’s willingness to give them legal status.
“Given the lengthy period of their presence here, Congress may wish to find a solution that allows them a more permanent status versus this 18 month to 18 month temporary fix that has been going on for two decades,” a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told reporters Tuesday. “That is up to Congress, but the administration would support Congress’ efforts to find such a solution… We do hope and encourage Congress to look at this and find a solution.”
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