In 2001 the U.S. government allowed 250,000 El Salvadorans to settle in the U.S. following a major earthquake in that country. They were permitted to stay under a policy called Temporary Protected Status (TPS). As its name states, TPS is supposed to be temporary. After conditions in their home countries improve, TPS recipients are supposed to return.
After seventeen years the Salvadorans are still here–long after the impact of the earthquake subsided. For this reason the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the Salvadorans must leave by September 2019 if they cannot find another way to maintain their legal status.
Read more at cnn.com.