TPS ends for Nicaraguans and Haitians, thousands more face uncertainty and the prospect of family separation

Edwin Murillo’s home isn’t the same anymore. The joy filled by his two daughters has been replaced by uncertainty and instability in the past few weeks.

Murillo is from El Salvador and has been a TPS recipient since 1999, which means he is protected by the Temporary Protection Status program established more than two decades ago.

TPS has allowed thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Yemen, Somalia, among others, to live and work in the United States legally and prevent them from being deported to their countries where a natural disaster, an armed conflict or other temporary unstable conditions keep the country unsafe for return.