Trump Administration Ends 17-Year Protections for Salvadorans.

Ridgewood, New Jersey – Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced the Trump administration will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 individuals from El Salvador. TPS provides temporary and lawful immigration status to individuals currently in the U.S. and whose countries are experiencing armed conflict, environmental disasters, and extraordinary and temporary conditions.

The Trump Administration’s decision to end TPS for El Salvador is the fourth termination of a TPS designation in the past four months, preceded by Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. El Salvador had been granted TPS for the past 17 years.

The following is a quote from David Nachman, Esq., one of the Managing Attorneys at the NPZ Law Group (Immigration and Nationality Lawyers) with Offices in Ridgewood and Branchburg, New Jersey:

“An end to TPS for El Salvador is tragic. The decision will devastate 200,000 people who live and work in the US and who have been doing so for over a decade and a half. Ripple effects of this decision will be felt by families as well as US employers”.

Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. another of the Managing Attorneys at NPZ states: “there are never any gains when we take away lawful status from hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom have lived here, paid taxes, and registered with the government for such a long time? Is this a really good move for the US economy?”

Snehal Batra, Esq., the Managing Attorney in the NPZ Office in Neshanic Station, New Jersey, states: “TPS holders have provided their data to the government, undergone background checks, and will lose their ability to work in the US and support their families. Congress needs to provide some type of legislative fix.”

For more information about potential ways to deal with the Trump Administration’s Determination, please feel free to contact the Immigration and Nationality Lawyers at the NPZ Law Group at or by calling 201-670-0006 (x107).