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Similar to DACA, Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is a form of protection from deportation. Currently, the only country designated to receive DED is Liberia. This status was created in 2007 when Temporary Protected Status for Liberians ended. Nearly 3,600 people currently have DED and are in danger of being removed because the Trump Administration ended the program. The program is set to end on March 31, 2019.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is another form of relief that protects more than 300,000 people from deportation. People that are protected through this program have usually fled their country because of war, extreme violence, natural disasters, or other extraordinary circumstances. As of now, the countries that qualify for TPS are El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nepal, Syria, Nicaragua, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and South Sudan. Recently, the Trump Administration ended TPS protections for people from Honduras, Nepal, El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan, and Nicaragua making them vulnerable to Trump’s Deportation Force–however some of these terminations are on hold pending lawsuit and court orders.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program created in 2012 that protects over 800,000 immigrant youth from deportation. DACA came after immigrant youth fought for years to be protected. The program protects those who arrived in the U.S. before their 16th birthday, have not left the country without Advance Parole, have a high school diploma or GED, pay a $496 filing fee, and otherwise meet the rest of the requirements. The Trump Administration terminated DACA in 2017, however, the program remains in place for renewals only after numerous courts ruled that Trump’s decision to end the program is unconstitutional.