Young and other advocates are also concerned about the impact of the decision on local economies like Long Island's and the fate of US citizen children of affected families.
Monday is the deadline for deciding the future of a protected status for nationals of El Salvador, and the Department of Homeland Security is widely expected to announce an end to the program, which has offered work permits and the right to live in the United States.
The announcement that the administration will end temporary protected status, or TPS, for natives of El Salvador, comes after it did the same for about 50,000 Haitians and 2,500 Nicaraguans, and hinted it may soon eliminate protections for about 57,000 Hondurans.
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Monday that damage inflicted by a 2001 quake in the Central American country didn't justify another temporary extension.
"Anyone who knows anything about El Salvador knows that it has become one of the most unsafe countries in the world and you are now going to be deporting people who have lived in this country without any criminal background, for the last 20 years on average, to a country where their lives will be in grave danger", Young said.
"The end of TPS for El Salvador is a devastating betrayal for thousands of families who arrived at the United States seeking safety as well as their US citizen children". According to the Congressional Research Service, there were up to 262,528 Salvadorans under TPS as of October 2017. South Sudanese immigrants' protected status was extended until May 2019.
El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump. In its latest designation, the United States granted TPS to Salvadorans in 2001 after two earthquakes hit the country that year.
Advocates for continuing TPS for El Salvador and other countries in Central America have argued that violence and political unrest make it unsafe for migrants to return.
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El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren spoke by phone Friday with Nielsen to renew his plea to extend status for 190,000 Salvadorans and allow more time for Congress to deliver a long-term fix for them to stay in the U.S.
The administration will notify the Salvadorans they have until September 9, 2019 to leave the United States or find a new way to obtain legal residency, according to a copy of the announcement prepared by the Department of Homeland Security that will be published Monday morning... Trump said in September that he was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, but gave Congress until March to act.
Salvadoran immigrant Orlando Zepeda, who came to the U.S.in 1984 to flee civil war, said he wasn't surprised by Monday's decision given the administration's position on other countries.
The U.S. created Temporary Protected Status in 1990 to provide a safe haven from countries affected by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, war and other disasters, and it now shields almost 320,000 people from 10 countries.
The benefit, which includes work authorization, can be renewed up to 18 months at a time by the Homeland Security secretary.
"Getting them to a permanent solution is a much better plan than having them live six months to 12 months to 18 months", she told the AP. The the Haitian protections are due to expire on January 22.