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U.S. to lift deportation protections on nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

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Children hold posters asking the Federal government to renew Temporary Protected Status during a press conference about TPS for people from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

The Trump administration will announce Monday that the nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since a pair of devastating earthquakes battered their country in 2001 must leave or legalize their status by September 2019, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.

Why it matters: The move is the latest crackdown on immigration policy as Republicans and Democrats continue to showdown over how to respond to the administration's termination of DACA.