TPS to be extended

Temporary Protected Status, the US program which protects some 220,000 Salvadorans illegally in the US from being deported, is being extend through September 2007, according to
news reports. The program is a humanitarian measure based on a policy decision not to return people to a country suffering from natural disasters. For Salvadorans, TPS only applies to Salvadorans in the US as of the time of the 2001 earthquakes who obtain the necessary registration.