"The Obama administration has extended temporary protected status to El Salvadoran nationals through late 2013, shielding them from deportation and forcible return to their home country.The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing disruptions from a series of earthquakes in 2001, concluding that "El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals.
."SERIOUSLY? And just how many El Salvadorians are we talking?
"The protected status designation current applies to 215,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S. illegally and otherwise subject to deportation, and remittances from ex-patriate Salvadorans in the United States help keep that country's economy afloat."
It is an election year after all, so this really comes as no surprise. I love how they refer to the earthquakes in 2001 as an excuse. Why should we give a rats a** if El Salvador is not able to 'adequately handle' the return of 215,000 of their OWN people?
They are here illegally, for Pete's sake! If you or I tried to go to Iran or North Korea, how do you think that would work put for us? Hell, you can't even reside in Costa Rica without proving you have an adequate income to sustain yourself!