Honduras

Trump administration will end protected status for Hondurans, affecting nearly 2,000 in Maryland

Trump administration will end protected status for Hondurans, affecting nearly 2,000 in Maryland

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it will strip legal protections for 86,000 Hondurans living in the United States — including 1,900 in Maryland — the latest group of longtime undocumented residents who face the prospect of deportation to their home countries.

Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, announced Friday the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans, saying conditions in the Central American nation have vastly improved and that it can safely accommodate its returning citizens. The status, which had been set to expire July 5, will be extended until January 2020 to give Hondurans time to prepare.

The decision affects about 1,900 Hondurans in...

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