DHS Ends Protected Immigration Status For 5K Nicaraguans

A supporter amongst a coalition of community leaders and immigrant advocates demonstrate outside U.S. immigration offices, calling on federal authorities to designate Ecuador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for its nationals in the aftermath of last April’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Wednesday June 1, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

November 7, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The DHS revokes temporary immigration benefits to over 5,000 Nicaraguan nationals as it decides what to do with another 300,000 migrants living in the U.S.

The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.

The DHS has given the Nicaraguan migrants 14 months to leave the U.S. or change their immigration status.

However, the Trump administration said it needs more time to decide the fate of another 57,000 migrants from Honduras, another 200,000 Salvadorians, and another 50,000 Haitians.

These groups are also in the country under the TPS program.

Immigration authorities say the TPS program was designed as a temporary humanitarian response to crises in Central America and Haiti, and it was never meant to be a path to permanent residency or U.S. citizenship.

  • Porkeating Crusader

    I wonder how may refugees came here with typhoid, Small Pox, tuberculosis, and a dozen new species of head lice? Oh, and willing to register as a Democrat too.

  • Henry McKay

    Almost 20 years is not Temporary. Send them all back. No skills, no stay.

  • Ron Brown


  • Sue Boclair

    Hey, Trump Administration, America First!!!

  • Swampdrainer

    These people were legally allowed into the US on a “Temporary” basis in a program initiated by Bill Clinton.. 20 years later, they are still here. Who was supposed to stay on top of the program?
    Now the 5,000 have probably intermarried and together with their children are well over 20,000. Add to that the Hondurans, Haitians and Salvadorians, and you’re looking at about 1.5 million “legal” immigrants.
    No wonder Hillary thought she would win the election hands down.

  • Letmesay

    Slick Willy was in office when these people were allowed to come to our country. It’s past time they went home. We paid billions out of our tax dollars to restore their country, so why after 1998 and three presidents (Clinton, Bush and Obama) we are still paying for these people.
    Thankful for a president that is thinking of the North American people.
    Now it’s time to do away with TPS programs.

  • C B

    Enough is Enough , Send them back home . A useless drain on Society and Tax Payer Money and Resources . Maybe Canada’s Truedumb with take them .

  • HillCountryTexas

    Just part of the house cleaning on the swamp. If they are proven contributors to the benefit of this country, then get them proper immigration status. if they are a drain on the system. Time for them to go home. How many relatives from the initial groups are pulled into these programs. Crazy.

  • Letmesay

    Go figure slick willy was in the white house in 1998. He and the wicked witch of the east were busy with their own games. But then no one has done anything with these deadbeats since.
    Get these people out..it’s way past time.

  • Tom Hanlon

    CIVIL WAR can and will fix these problems.

  • Steven Carlill

    go home , make YOUR country great again.

  • Just A Guy

    Migrants? Man, I wish news sites would drop the PC liberal vernaculars. Anyway, the answer is simple. Apprehend, process and expedited removal. Right, I’ll believe it when it happens…especially if that new DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen gets the nod. Since she seemingly represents liberal values she probably stands a pretty good chance.

  • Clinicaleducator1

    Show them to the DOOR!!!

  • Jenny O

    Temporary, my arse!
    5k this month…5k next…let’s see…..300000÷5000=60 …so we’re lookin’ at 5 yrs??
    What a travesty to have let this go on so long.

    • Sue Boclair

      By then, it’ll be hidden under the rug again.

  • 🍀Rpaddyᵀʳᵘᵐᵖᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🇺🇸🔒🚧🚷

    Since 1998?!?
    What was our govt doing? Not their jobs apparently….

    • Jenny O

      I know! My jaw dropped.

  • Michael Hawk

    I Hope they All get Deported …..The USA needs to stop taking in WELFARE populations that Breed like Rabbits.

    • Galo Aguirre

      This coming from, I’m sure, a native american, right?

      Or a european descendent in a land of immigrants, quite content to shut the door behind you?

      They should leave, that’s what was agreed upon.

      A more controlled immigration policy is smart.

      No need for racial slurs.

      • Just A Guy

        Donkey logic. You’re in dire need of some new talking points.

        • Galo Aguirre

          What ever the case, what ever the policy you think is best for the U.S., don’t think there’s a need for insulting them, insinuating that they’re animals.

          Not everyone had the luck of being born white and in the first world.

          • Just A Guy

            I see you edited your comment up there after taking some heat.

            No one called them animals. The fact that they take advantage and exploit America can not be disputed…even by a racist like you.

            It’s not only America’s right, it’s our obligation to ensure that sound immigration laws are written and enforced. There is no “right” for anyone to come to the US from another country despite your racist rhetoric.

            And in regard to your asinine statement about being “born white and in the first world”, perhaps you and your ilk should get off your aszes and improve your own countries rather than coming here and ruining mine.

            Que le vaya bien.

          • Tango Uniform

            Correctamundo. Some people had the luck of being born brown or yellow and made something of themselves. But just because America is the land of opportunity doesn’t mean other countries can’t also be the same. It’s not a legal trademark.

          • Galo Aguirre

            Well, societies everywhere are top down hierarchical pyramids. I’m sure the guys at the top of the Nicaraguan pyramid are doing just fine.

            Just like President Trump and the rest of the Bilderberg attendees will do okay too when the global warming shtick hits the fan.

            Not everyone, even in the U.S. can be millionaires or billionaires, no?

            And come on, how much of U.S. prosperity do you think was circumstantial?

            Is it a coincidence that New York, one of the closest ports to Europe, is also the biggest city?

            Think of all the raw materials and goods that were shipped from there, for how many decades.

            Not saying all of it. Your Constitution, influenced by enlightenment ideas, is surely a progressive masterpiece.

          • Fredster

            I think he’s talking about controlled immigration and limiting it to those who come here for opportunity to work and make a life for themselves under our rule of law. He never mentioned skin color or animals.

          • Galo Aguirre

            ‘populations that Breed like Rabbits.’


            That’s fine. Just don’t be thinking yourselves ubermensch all over again.

            We’re all born from a mother, poop in the loo and end up buried and rotting.

      • Letmesay

        Came into effect during the Clinton administration.

      • Elaine

        “Native Americans” is a misnomer. The people we [used to] call “Indians” (until that name became politically corrected) migrated here from Asia across a land bridge, and into Alaska, then proceeded to migrate southwards.

        • Galo Aguirre

          Right, yeah, the bering strait, supposedly.

          But they got there first. Had claim to the land.

          Not that it would matter, being eaten up with smallpox and without the guns to defend it.

          • Elaine

            The entire history of the world is of people who have migrated to other lands, from the dawn of civilization forward.