Immigrant Status
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Many immigrants in shock by the Trump Administration's to end special protections for immigrants in the United States. We visited the Center for Immigrants Rights in Centre County to find out just how these people are dealing with this news. They were granted temporary protection in the U.S. To escape turmoil in their country back in 2001. In fact, El Salvador is known as the murder capital of the world. Now Today in 2018 many of those that fled to america are still here. "More than 20 years." Outside the White House monday protests for El Salvador protection status. Most benefiting from the program known as Temporary Protection Status, ending that program could force nearly 200,000 to leave the u.s. By september of 2019 or face deportation. "Their life is now here in america." Shoba Wadhia from the Center of Immigrants Rights at Penn State explains, hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have lived in the U.S. For almost two decades could soon be forced to start new lives. "This is a population that has lived in the United States for nearly two decades, has built families here, has contributed to their business and paid taxes and so I. Find it heartbreaking." Thousands of children DACA, the same sentiment they have expressed. "Those who have TPS today have undergone regular background checks with the U.S. Government. They are vetted every 18 months. They're American in every way." Now many call on Congress seeking a permanent solution for those integrated into the American life. "We are creating a new undocumented population, and I think that is the wrong direction." This all comes after President Trump's decision to end chain migration and to build a wall.