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ICYMI: Media Reports Highlight Imminent Deadlines, Impacts  If Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Revoked

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11/6/17 Decision deadline for 59,550 Hondurans and Nicaraguans: 14 DAYS
11/23/17 Decision deadline for 50,000 Haitians:31 DAYS
01/08/18 Decision deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans: 77 DAYS

NBC: Will Central Americans, Haitians ‘Protected’ By U.S. Be Sent Home?

Advocates say that ending TPS could have economic consequences…Cities with high TPS populations like Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C., with high populations from these countries, could see some of the greatest impact.

‘Immigrants who hold TPS are deeply embedded, longtime members of their communities,’ Nicole Svajlenka, a senior immigration policy analyst at CAP, said in a statement. ‘They are home owners and parents to U.S. citizens, they contribute to the economy, and they provide critical financial support to assist recovery and stability in their home countries.’ 

Washington Post: Tens of thousands of Haitian, Central American immigrants could lose protected status

[TPS] individuals are the most thoroughly vetted people in the country,” said Tom Jawetz, an immigration policy analyst at the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

He said TPS beneficiaries are the parents of 190,000 U.S.-citizen children, and the anxiety of not knowing what will happen to their parents is inflicting “devastating emotional, social and educational harm.

Fronteras: Future Uncertain For 1,100 Living In Arizona With Protected Status

The report by the Center for American Progress also found theU.S. could lose $164 billion worth of gross domestic product in a decade, if the government cancels Temporary Protected Status for the three countries.

The construction, healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing industries would especially suffer, said Laura Reiff, co-chair of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition.

NACLA: Temporary Protected Status in Limbo: How the U.S. and Salvadoran politicians alike use Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a political tool—and what can be done

Unsurprisingly, TPS permits immigrants to obtain better jobs and higher wages as compared to Salvadorans who are not eligible for TPS and are undocumented. Dr. Cecilia Menjívar’s study of TPS holders from El Salvador and Honduras found that 88% participate in the labor force and 30% have mortgages. More importantly, Salvadoran, Honduran, and Haitian TPS holders are parents to 273,000 U.S.-citizen children. 

Washington Times: Haiti asks for 18-month stay of deportation for Haitians in U.S. after 2010 earthquake

Haitian Ambassador Paul G. Altidor, in a letter first reported by the Miami Herald, invited acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke to visit Haiti to see the continued struggles firsthand, saying she would conclude that another 18-month reprieve ‘is a necessity.’

Dallas News: How thousands of immigrants could suddenly lose their legal status

In a July study, Kerwin found that 80 percent of TPS recipients from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua were employed — higher than the 63 percent for the total U.S. population. The study also found that more than half of Salvadoran and Honduran recipients had been in the U.S. for more than 20 years and that nearly 90 percent of TPS recipients spoke at least some English.

Splinter: The Temporary Protected Status of Haitian and Central American Immigrants Could Be in Jeopardy

Deadlines for a DHS announcement are Nov. 6 for Hondurans and Nicaraguans, and Nov. 23 for Haitians. Those programs are set to expire on Jan. 5, 2018 for Nicaraguans and Hondurans, and on March 9, 2018 for Salvadorans. The status for Haitians also expires in January.