George H.W. Bush

Maryland Salvadorans, protected for now, fear they'll be Trump's next immigration target

Maryland Salvadorans, protected for now, fear they'll be Trump's next immigration target

Roxana Rodas was living in the United States 16 years ago when a series of earthquakes struck her native El Salvador.

She didn’t feel the ground shake, but the turmoil in her homeland still changed her life.

As aftershocks rocked the Central American country, President George W. Bush’s administration granted Salvadorans a short-term haven in the United States, allowing them to stay under Temporary Protected Status designation.

Now members of that community — including thousands who, like Rodas, settled in Maryland after entering the country illegally — fear the Trump administration is preparing to revoke that status next year and bring their “temporary” stay to an...

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