In November, the Trump administration announced it will not be renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 60,000 Haitians who came to the United States as a result of the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. These Haitian families—who have approximately 30,000 U.S.-citizen children among them—will have until July 22, 2019, to leave the United States.U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Haiti,” For the number of U.S.-citizen children of these Haitian immigrants, see Miriam Jordan, “Trump Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians,” New York Times, November 20, 2017.
The administration is also not renewing TPS status for 59,500 Nicaraguans and Hondurans who fled Hurricane Mitch in 1998.U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua and Honduras,” press release (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, November 6, 2017).
In early 2018, the administration decided not to extend TPS for 200,000 Salvadorans who fled earthquakes in 2001.Karen DeYoung and Nick Miroff, “Trump Administration to End Provisional Residency Protection for 60,000 Haitians,” Washington Post, November 21, 2017.
There are currently more than 300,000 TPS recipients and more than 270,000 U.S.-born children of TPS recipients.Karen DeYoung and Nick Miroff, “Trump Administration to End Provisional Residency Protection for 60,000 Haitians,” Washington Post, November 21, 2017. Also see Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Angie Bautista-Chavez, and Laura Muñoz Lopez, “TPS Holders Are Integral Members of the U.S. Economy and Society,” Center for American Progress, October 20, 2017.