USCIS will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans on September 9, 2019. The Salvadorans were initially granted TPS after earthquakes devastated the country in 2001. The Department of Homeland Security determined that conditions in El Salvador have improved significantly to make it safe enough for the Salvadoran TPS holders to return. The 200,000 TPS Salvadorans are the parents of an estimated 190,000 children born in the US and about one-third own homes.
Immigration advocates contend that TPS should be extended, since El Salvador is one of the most violent countries in the world and that TPS Salvadorans send money home, which stabilizes the country by bolstering its economy.