Earlier this week, I appeared on Houston’s CBS affiliate during the evening news, in connection with a story about TPS for El Salvadoran immigrants.
TPS is Temporary Protected Status, and the Trump administration this week announced it was ending TPS for El Salvadorans in September 2019. Once the program ends, the Salvadorans who are here with legal work permits, will find themselves undocumented and out of status. Hopefully, before that date, Congress will come up with a solution so these individuals can stay here with their American families, employers, etc.
In the video, this Houston Immigration Lawyer and Immigration Lawyer mentions some potential solutions. The last thing I would tell my El Salvadoran clients is to pack their bags, sell their home and car, and be ready to leave. Our immigration system does not work that way, so there is no emergency need to take immediate action. On the other hand, Salvadorans as well as any other nationalities who have had their TPS status terminated (Haitians and Nicaraguans) should get proper legal advice on how to take necessary steps to legally stay and work in the USA.