Lives In Limbo Waiting For Congress To Act Following Trump’s Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 300k+ Legal Immigrants
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In the 20 days since the Trump Administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 300,000 legal immigrants whose lives have been turned upside. Cora Cervantes from NBC spent time with a young Honduran TPS holder, Carol’s Montes, who may no longer be able to begin her career as a doctor as a result of the Administration’s decision and the inaction of Congress.
Read Cervantes’ article here.
“This week Carol’s Montes walked on stage with her parents by her side at the University of California, Davis Medical School’s graduation. The young woman with the unique first name had become “Doctor Montes.”
“But she doesn’t know whether she’ll be able to continue her medical training to become a licensed physician. On the same day that Montes signed a contract to begin her medical residency at Contra Costa Medical Center in California, the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status – TPS – for Hondurans, which is how Montes and her parents have been able to live and work in the United States.
“I start residency in a few weeks. My work permit expires July 5th. I have no idea what will happen. How do I continue my medical training?” Montes said.
“Montes, her parents and a sister, all originally from Honduras, have had TPS for two decades. But TPS for Hondurans ends on Jan. 5, 2020.”