President-elect Joe Biden is considering a plan to prevent the deportation of some 1 million migrants from the United States.
People familiar with the matter told Reuters that the next administration led by Joe Biden is considering retaining migrants from disaster-striken Honduras and Guatemala.
The incoming administration is considering granting these immigrants Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
The Temporary Protected Status allows migrants who are in the country at the time it is granted, the opportunity to live and work in the United States.
Beneficiaries of the TPS must come from a country which have experienced natural disasters or wars which endanger their return to their home country.
Honduras and Guatemala were both hit by hurricanes in November. If granted, their citizens can stay in the U.S for 6 to 18 months after which they can renew their stay.
Convicted immigrants and those considered security threats won’t be allowed to stay under the program.