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Tillerson removes protection status for Central American migrants

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson notified Elaine Duke, acting DHS secretary, that Central Americans and Haitians living in the U.S. are no longer protected under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as the countries' "conditions...no longer necessitate a reprieve for the migrants," the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: There are more than 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians currently living in the U.S., and TPS recipients have "nearly 275,000 U.S.-born children," the Post reports.