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Teens Who Came to Houston with Legal Status Face Deportation After Trump Killed Program


The Houston Chronicle shares the stories of teens who entered the United States through the Central American Minors program, which was instituted by the Obama administration in 2014 to allow children and teens from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala who fulfilled stringent requirements to apply for protection here from their home countries. The Trump administration terminated the program in 2017, and minors who were granted humanitarian parole through it and have lived with their families in the United States for several years are now receiving denials of their requests to renew their two-year legal status and notices ordering them deported.

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