Trump Ends Temporary Protection Status For Haitians And Nicaraguans

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The Trump administration will end temporary protection status for Haitians and Nicaraguans living in the United States.

The Trump administration will end the temporary living permits for Haitians that fled their country's 2010 earthquake to return to Haiti. The Trump administration is also ending temporary living permits (or protection status) for Nicaraguans. The Trump administration is mulling a similar policy towards Honduran nationals as well. Haitians and Nicaraguans will have one more opportunity to extend their visas until 2019 and then they will be forced to return to their countries of origin.

  1. This will affect almost 60,000 Haitians who have been working and living in the U.S. since 2010.
  2. This will affect more than 5,000 Nicaraguans who live and work in the U.S. Trump may end temporary protection status for more than 86,000 Hondurans too.

The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has not determined whether she will extend temporary protection from deportation for more than 86,000 Honduran nationals living in the country, but will terminate that designation for more than 5,000 citizens from Nicaragua, senior administration officials announced Monday.

The Trump administration is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.