A few years ago, at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, we fought diligently to win an asylum case of a female client who was enslaved and forced to cook by the FARC in Colombia. We were shocked to hear the recent denial of a similar asylum case because the involuntary actions were considered to be supporting terrorists.
Thursday, January. 18th, 2018 – The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced anyone who currently has Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under El Salvador’s designation who want to maintain their status through the previously announced termination date of September 9th, 2019, MUST re-register between January. 18th, 2018, and March 19th, 2018.
On Monday, January 9, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that the Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) designation for El Salvador would be terminated. This decision to end the designation was made in spite of substantial evidence documenting El Salvador’s problems with gang and gender-based violence, which have only worsened since the country first received the TPS designation after two devastating earthquakes back in 2001.
Depending on who you ask, President Trump’s executive order on immediate immigration reform deserves high praise or harsh criticism. Also depending on who you ask, it either bans all Muslims from entering the country, or it doesn’t. No one is particularly to blame for the confusion surrounding this controversial executive order, for the information distributed by the government has also been inconsistent, or at least convoluted.