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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 04:16 PM

GOP lawmaker proposes bill to grant residency for Salvadoran immigrants

Source: The Hill




BY CRISTINA MARCOS - 01/11/18 03:30 PM EST

A House GOP lawmaker who has positioned himself as a centrist on immigration issues has unveiled legislation to grant permanent legal residency to certain immigrants from El Salvador and other countries who had been given temporary protected status.

Rep. Mike Coffman’s (R-Colo.) bill would end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program while authorizing permanent legal residency for qualified current enrollees.

The introduction of Coffman’s legislation comes after the Trump administration announced earlier this week that it would end the TPS designation for more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who have lived in the U.S. since at least 2001.

Salvadorans were the largest group of immigrants under TPS, but the program has also allowed immigrants from countries like Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua fleeing from natural disasters or war to come to the U.S. The Trump administration previously announced plans last year to end the protections for Nicaraguans and Haitians as well.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368556-gop-lawmaker-proposes-bill-to-grant-residency-for-salvadoran-immigrants

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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 04:20 PM

1. Excellent news. Bout time the GOP does something for the common ppl

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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:01 PM

2. Mid-term camouflage

The ducks are putting on waders already.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:56 PM

3. wonder if it will even get a hearing??

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