Thursday, January 06, 2005

Salvadorans' Stay in U.S. to Be Extended

Salvadoran papers trumpeted the decision of US authorities to extend again Temporary Protected Status for some 248,000 Salvadorans living and working in the United States. The LA Times, noting that half of the Salvadorans in the United States live in California, provides this article describing the importance of the decision for Salvadorans. The TPS program is important enough that Salvadoran president Tony Saca had scheduled a trip to Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the pending expiration of TPS and will have a press conference on Friday at the National Press Club.

Approximately 2 million Salvadorans live in the United States.

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