The Trump administration will decide in the coming days whether to renew protections for nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants.
Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua and Honduras is set to expire on Jan. 5 and the Department of Homeland Security, and acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke must decide Nov. 5 whether to renew the status. TPS protects beneficiaries from deportation and allows them to receive public benefits and work permits.
The program was created to help people who are unable to return to their home nation due to a catastrophic event such as a natural disaster or civil war. However, despite being meant to be “temporary,” TPS has been renewed for Nicaragua and Honduras every two years since 1999, when they got the designation due to destruction caused by Hurricane Mitch. They are approximately 2,550 Nicaraguans and 57,000 Hondurans who benefit from the program.
“Whichever ways it goes, it’ll be amnesty Don or white supremacist Don,” an administration official told The Daily Caller about how the TPS decision will play out. A DHS spokesman did not respond to a press inquiry.[contentcards url=”http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/02/big-league-amnesty-decision-coming-up-for-trump/” target=”_blank”]