• Temporary protected status began in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch
  • Honduras follows Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti and El Salvador

The Trump administration said on Friday that it was ending special immigration protections for about 57,000 Hondurans, adding them to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from other countries battered by violence and natural disasters who are losing permission to be in the United States.

The US Department of Homeland Security’s widely anticipated decision not to renew temporary protected status for Hondurans means an estimated 428,000 people from several countries face rolling deadlines beginning late this year to leave or obtain legal residency in other ways.

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