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is trump really about to deport 200,000 salvadorans? not quite

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is trump really about to deport 200,000 salvadorans? not quite

 last week, the trump administration announced that they would not renew “temporary protected status” (tps) for nearly 200,000 salvadorans residing in america, meaning that those individuals would need to leave the country by 2019, or face deportation. the administration had already decided in december not to renew tps for about 60,000 haitians and nicaraguans, and may soon announce an end to tps for 57,000 hondurans.all in all, this could remove legal permission to live and work in the united states for more than 300,000 people. the reaction from progressives has been predictably histrionic. however, the reality of this policy decision is complex. let’s unpack it piece by piece.tps is not meant to be ‘permanent legal status’from the program’s beginning in 1990 until 2013, the purpose of tps was fairly clear — to give the president a way to deal with short-term, acute flows of crisis migrants the country wants to help, but who don’t fit the formal “refugee” designation. previously, presidents had done this by arbitrarily using “prosecutorial discretion” (like daca today) to protect large classes of migrants. congress decided that was a bad precedent to set, so they established tps to give an actual legal, organized program to the executive branch to protect these vulnerable migrants for between 6 weeks and 18 months.tps recipients must have been already in the united states when tps is granted; it is not a formal “admission or parole” into the u....