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As Irma Flores stirs milk in a pan, her daughter Gabriela Portillo-Perez speaks with her grandmother Isabel on the phone in El Salvador. The Trump administration announced Monday it would be ending temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador. Flores and her two children are in the U.S. under the auspices of TPS. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
As Irma Flores stirs milk in a pan, her daughter Gabriela Portillo-Perez speaks with her grandmother Isabel on the phone in El Salvador. The Trump administration announced Monday it would be ending temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador. Flores and her two children are in the U.S. under the auspices of TPS. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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The Trump administration announced that it will be ending a humanitarian program that has allowed nearly 200,000 Salvadorans to live and work in the U.S. after earthquakes in 2001 devastated their country. Salvadorans under temporary protected status (TPS) have until September 2019 to either leave the United States or obtain legal residency.

Shannon Dooling (@sdooling) of WBUR has reaction from Massachusetts, home to 6,000 TPS Salvadorans.

This segment aired on January 9, 2018.

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