Posted by: Ann Corcoran | June 5, 2011

Temporary Protected Status: a LEGAL immigration scam

Last week while collecting signatures for the in-state tuition for illegal immigrants referendum, a few of us in Boonsboro were confronted by an Open Borders activist from Identity, Inc. which I told you about in a post here.  You might want to visit or revisit that post now and then read on below.

One of the things our harasser said in response to my question about how the illegals who would receive in-state tuition might have a path to citizenship she said they (activists including CASA de Maryland) were working on TPS.   She mentioned Asylum too—El Salvadoran gays are persecuted, she said.  So those claiming to be homosexuals are seeking asylum in the US.  (I’ll have to tell you about that asylum scam another day.)

So, when I saw this article from the Gazette earlier in the week about the large number of immigrants from El Salvador in Maryland this line near the end about TPS (Temporary Protected Status) confirmed her comment to me.  When they say “pushing for” or “working on” they are attempting to extend the deadline for those temporarily “legal”  immigrants here on TPS to return to their country of origin.

CASA advocacy specialist Helen Melton:

…. there are times when individual nationalities are pushing for a specific issue, such as the temporary protected status program for refugees from several Central American nations, including El Salvador.

TPS is a scam!

I have some familiarity with TPS through my other investigative work on refugees and asylees.  Here is one post of many about how the “temporary” permission to stay is extended and extended.

Basically, the US declares that due to some ‘event’ in some country in the world, the country is too unsafe or unstable for those who came to the US illegally (or legally through such programs as the student visa program) to return to their country of origin.   A date is set for them to return and then extended and extended and extended.   Eventually those with TPS find jobs, homes, and businesses and then in places like Maryland where drivers licenses were given out indiscriminately they appear to be citizens.

Indeed, just this past month Janet Napolitano extended the stay for Haitians who were in the US illegally at the time of the earthquake and granted TPS.  Now they can stay until 2013, here.  And, I predict their departure will be extended and extended as that new departure date approaches.

So, how and when did TPS begin for El Salvadorans?  

Remember Hurricane Mitch?   No, I don’t either!  But, on November 5, 1998, then Attorney General Janet Reno granted TPS to El Salvadorans illegally in the US because it would not be humane to return them to a hurricane devastated country (here)!   And, their departure has been extended ever since.   Mark Krikorian, writing at the Center for Immigration Studies has a detailed account as well about this LEGAL immigration scam!

By the way, those with TPS are legally allowed to work in the US, and they can get drivers licenses.   It does not, however, offer a path to citizenship.

My guess is that all those El Salvadorans in the US on TPS, perhaps even some of those leading Maryland elected officials cited by the Gazette, got Maryland drivers licenses when we were giving them out like candy and they are consequently voting!  Everyone just assumes they are US citizens when they may not be!

According to the USCIS, Temporary Protected Status has most recently been extended until  early 2012 for those from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua,  so when the CASA spokeswoman told the Gazette that they were “pushing for” or our harasser in Boonsboro said to me that they were “working on” TPS, they are probably attempting to extend TPS beyond the 2012 election (gotta make sure they can vote for Obama, Senator Cardin and for in-state tuition for illegal aliens)!   Gee, I wonder if US Senators Mikulski and Cardin are helping them with that!

The next time you hear someone say, “I’m o.k. with LEGAL immigration, it’s just ILLEGAL I oppose,” think about Temporary Protected Status!

Be sure to read the whole Gazette story, there is lots of interesting information in it about things like redistricting to get districts more concentrated with immigrants.


  1. AH! The liberal so-called progressives and purportedly Democrats should all be evicted from Washington? No matter how they try, they cannot make the legal distinction between the right terminology of a foreign national who breaks our law, and a real immigrant? A real, bone fide immigrant comes to America packing an entry visa in their passport from the State Department, whereas an illegal alien slips past the poorly undermanned border fence agent in the dead of night or lies to a immigration inspector at any port of entry. THIS IS HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN AN IMMIGRANT AND AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. Which really isn’t the real border fence anyway, as it’s been concocted by a number of Texas Republicans and a whole bunch of Senators in Washington. Ask Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) how his law, enacted as the 2006 Secure Fence Act was destabilized and underfunded? If you went down at the Southern border, you wouldn’t be looking at the originally designed Rep.Hunters two main 15 foot fences adjacent to each other, with fast tracks in between for vehicles. All you would see is a single strand fence or perhaps nothing at all, except for some rusty barbed wire.

    Today it’s one fence that in itself is nowhere near completed? The Liberal Progressives in the media and even in Washington or State Capitols, are brain washing the American people, which is a misleading formula they have invented, to alienate Hispanics against patriotic Americans of all races.? It is untrue that Hispanics are in the cross-hairs as any illegal alien no matter their country of origin and who is in the US unlawfully, is subject to deportation. YES! By far the majority of illegal aliens come from South of the border, but 40 percent arrive via aircraft or ship; even the Northern border is not exempt? Annually thousands of Hispanics say the pledge of allegiance to the sovereignty of America, and they too have no love for people who break our timid laws. Indigenous Hispanics are against the economic invasion and also see it as a menace to their jobs, special the Latino-Americans who have always been here through generations, or only in the last 30 years? The Tea Party will stand and fight any form of Amnesty, under any misnomer name as with Immigration Reform. There cannot be any reward of a path to legalization for anybody breaking the laws,offering citizenship rights just further encourages millions more to try and reach here.

    As it’s no longer just people from other countries that are arriving here for jobs, but illegal aliens with economical intentions? They have tutored in immigration law, knowing once on American soil the taxpayers will pay for their every need. If a pregnant woman has her baby here she is guaranteed welfare and public services and the baby/babies collect entitlements and citizenship paid for by you. States that do not vote in policing laws, will soon adversely benefit from the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of aliens deserting states that are no longer friendly and have realized the billions of dollars their spending on this economic parasites.

    Here is the ongoing facts about Presidential Wanabee’s, as Stated by Tom Tancredo: (I have added the immigration Grading system as of 05/18/11 from NumbersUSA.)

    President Barach Obama (F-) has gravitated to the Liberal left on illegal immigration, although it has transpired he has done more on interior enforcement than the previous president. However the border fence is still wide open in thousands of miles along the border region.

    Rep. Ron Paul (F-) has taken a sharp left turn on immigration, which I highlighted in a recent column, and refuses to back meaningful immigration enforcement measures such as mandatory E-Verify for all employers. Gov. Mitt Romney (D) supported the McCain-Kennedy amnesty plan, before he was against it, and has avoided the issue in all of his campaign statements. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (D) supports a “robust” guest-worker program and a comprehensive amnesty. Sen. Rick Santorum (F) voted against creating a voluntary E-Verify system and has consistently stated America needs to increase immigration to fix Social Security. Gov. Sarah Palin (D-) has outlined a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, (C+) who has a respectable but limited record on the issue in Minnesota, has consistently ignored it on the campaign trail. Herman Cain (D+) in NumbersUSA grading as he is committed to interior enforcement and apposes amnesty legislation.

    If Rep. Michele Bachmann (B+) enters the presidential race, as she has consistently apposed illegal immigration and any kind of amnesty up to this point.

    The TEA PARTY see this law as the most expensive aspect of illegal immigration and it will only be cured in the courts, insisting that one parent must be either a naturalized citizen or birthright citizen. The TEA PARTY is building a better America, without government being a mass interference in all of our lives and returning more management to states. By reducing illegal immigration the burden of ever higher taxes should stop accelerating. Another future issue that must be reduced is overpopulation growth. This is yet another accelerating issue, which is draining our energy supplies, the crumbling of our infrastructure, and the ongoing need for more oil, timber for more housing and the need for drinking water. The oath by all politicians to protect the American people means nothing, if our borders are not secured, with “Boots on the ground” of 5000 national guardsman. The final aspiration is that illegal aliens are voting and demeaning citizen’s ultimate rights, through intentional or by error. This has been condoned by Acorn or mostly carefully contrived be organizations, to alter the direction of any election and must be seen as a serious menace to our sovereign nation.

  2. […] Source:… […]

  3. Good article Ann. Thanks for the information.

  4. […] Del. Parrott’s critic has not read the bill carefully. Last week an employee of Identity Inc (a Gaithersburg taxpayer funded non-profit group that works with Hispanic youths and lobbied for the law) confronted signature collectors in Boonsboro with literature on her group’s letterhead. Perhaps Lourie doesn’t know this, but the bill says the parent or student must file a tax return, but as Identity Inc. informs its clients and would-be college students: “Taxes can be filed for previous years, even if no income was earned.” [Why did the H-M leave out the Inc. for Identity Inc.?] […]

  5. […] note that it is the TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS program that was involved.  (See my post last week where I reported that the program itself is a scam!  Readers, I have so much more material on TPS […]

  6. […] note that it is the TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS program that was involved.  (See my post last week where I reported that the program itself is a scam!  Readers, I have so much more material on TPS […]

  7. […] closing I want to again stress that Temporary Protected Status is itself a scam.  I had to laugh when I saw this article in the New York Times from TEN YEARS AGO entitled, […]

  8. […] fraud on the American people and back-door amnesty, please take a minute to visit recent posts here, here and […]

  9. […] closing I want to again stress that Temporary Protected Status is itself a scam.  I had to laugh when I saw this article in the New York Times from TEN YEARS AGO entitled, […]

  10. […] interest is that I have recently learned that this LEGAL immigration program—which I call a scam—is responsible for the very large number of illegal immigrants from El Salvador residing in […]

  11. […] interest is that I have recently learned that this LEGAL immigration program—which I call a scam—is responsible for the very large number of illegal immigrants from El Salvador residing in the […]

  12. […] purpose of Temporary Protected Status  (a Legal immigration scam!) is to continue the flow of  US dollars to Central […]

  13. […] take a few minutes to read this post from last June (inspired by a confrontation I had with an open borders activist in Boonsboro, MD) to get a better […]

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