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In an article for Blavity, Maya J. Boddie writes about the terrifying reality more than 300,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are facing after the Trump administration ended the program: leaving their 273,000 U.S. citizen children behind when they’re forcibly deported back to their unsafe, unstable home countries.
You can read an excerpt of Boddie’s article below:
Despite 45’s decision to discontinue his heartless zero tolerance separation policy (which should have never been put in place at all), the thousands of immigrants separated from their families will still reap the horrible consequences of being ripped apart from their families. The administration wants to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras.
TPS offers indefinite protection from deportation for those who do not want to return to the horrors of their home countries.
With the decision to terminate deportation protection, parents who’ve benefited from the program are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They’ll be forced to decide between taking their children back to unsafe, foreign countries (as they’re American-born), or simply leave their children behind in the U.S., without their parents.