In the latest development, disaster-struck people of Central American countries are facing the heat of Trump administration. Post-1998 hurricane in Honduras, thousands of people got temporary migrant status in the United States as the successive governments allowed them to continue in the U.S. soil.
But, per the latest developments, Trump administration is strongly voicing them to return to Honduras. In the earlier weeks of November 2017, Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it could not decide on extending the Temporary Protected Status of 57,000 Hondurans.
Now, it is confirmed that the people from Honduras may get maximum of six more months before Trump administration making a call on their case. It is generally perceived that their status could be terminated by the end of the period. The State Department reportedly recommended to pull out both people from Nicaragua and Honduras from the protection program.
Strangely, most of the migrants from these countries are in the U.S. soil for over a few decades. Considering the political and social conditions of Honduras, they are not deemed to return to their country. Instead, they might join the force of unauthorized migrants in the country.
The Temporary Protected Status option created in the year 1990 was considered as a humanitarian relief for long and saved the lives of thousands of people. Now, the vulnerable condition of the option is sending strong alarming signals to all the protected communities in the country.
The migrant rights issues are regarded as human rights as well as civil rights issues for long. Due to that reason, human rights groups protest and work against the policies that are exploiting or destabilizing the helpless migrants. The migrant and human rights groups campaign, raise funds, offer healthcare and legal assistance, and more to the migrants around the world.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is an initiative established by prominent news reporters, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. To set up the Fund, they used the settlement money received for challenging their arrests by Maricopa County Sheriff.
The journalists were arrested for reporting the news tracking instruction given by the Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But, the Court of Appeals freed both and granted a compensation of $3.75 million. Lacey and Larkin used the money to create Frontera Fund for helping human and migrant rights groups in the state of Arizona.
Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737