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The next immigration battle

A Haitian-American arrives in the U.S. following the 2010 earthquake. Mic Smith / AP

Keep your eye on the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program — the next big battle in the immigration wars, after DACA. TPS allows certain foreign nationals to stay in the U.S. because the government judges their home countries too dangerous to return to, either due to civil wars, environmental disasters or epidemics.

The Trump administration must renew these protections — covering countries like Haiti, Honduras, South Sudan, and Nicaragua — which expire between Nov. 2017 and Sep. 2018.