……and you can bet that CASA de Maryland is busy right now working within the federal government to insure it is extended yet AGAIN!
Please 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 understanding of this LEGAL immigration scam known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS). And, remember that the largest segment of the Maryland/DC “Hispanic” population is Salvadoran.
In the late 1990’s the US granted TPS to around 190,000 illegal immigrants from El Salvador when a hurricane devastated the country—oh we couldn’t send the poor souls back—and then every few years it gets extended for some flimsy reason.
Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies once famously said—there is nothing so permanent as temporary protected status!
For all intents and purposes, those originally illegal aliens from El Salvador can do anything a US Citizen can do—except vote (supposedly) unless they have since married an American. Bush extended TPS (lo and behold ostensibly it was because of an earthquake this time, but it was really, as the NYT reported, about sending US dollars to El Salvador) and so has Obama for other groups (Haitians after their earthquake).
Obama will surely extend the date of return for the probably quarter of a million illegal aliens here from El Salvador when their deportation date approaches on March 9, 2012. Maybe its done already. Watch for it!
Read all about TPS here at the USCIS website. And, the next time you are tempted to say, “Legal immigration is good, it’s illegal immigration I oppose,” reconsider saying those words! Our LEGAL immigration system is scandalous and filled with fraud.