Saturday, October 28, 2017

Temporary Protected Status in the United States Beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti


This fact sheet on TPS recipients from Central America is chock full of interesting facts.  One surprising (to me, at least) fact is that the majority of Salvadorans and Hondurans with TPS have lived in the United States for at least 20 years (51 and 63 percent, respectively), while 16 percent of Haitian TPS holders have resided in the country for at least two decades. During this time, they have been regularly vetted by the government, submitting themselves to background checks every time their TPS has been renewed. Hondurans, for example, have passed security checks 13 times while having TPS.


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