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User Image baltimoresun Posted: Nov 12, 2017 4:41 PM (UTC)

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Nearly 20 years ago, Roxana Rodas fled her ex husband and the violence in her home country when she left El Salvador for the United States. Pictured here with her dog Sparrow, she’s now one of around 20,000 Salvadorans living in Maryland under Temporary Protected Status, a designation that lets people live, work, drive and have families in the U.S. However, the Trump administration's State Department might revoke that status soon — forcing people like Rodas to make the difficult decision of whether to return to their home country or stay in the United States under the shadows. “It’s a relief to be here, and it’s a relief I never felt in El Salvador,” Rodas, a 43-year-old mother of three in Baltimore County, told The Baltimore Sun through an interpreter. “But now, I’m very nervous and very scared.” (Photo by Ken Lam/Baltimore Sun)
  • But why you would show her face??

  • "And this is what she, her dog, and her house looks like just in case the Trump Admin revoked her status and people need to find her easier"

  • SMH 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  • @ariel.dvo you done or you finished? I’ll wait 😴

  • If it's been "20years," it's no longer "temporary." They should have been required to take the steps by now to become legal citizens. They've survived and came to a great country that was willing to help them out.

  • @ariel.dvo Why don't you read the article before you begin spewing disgusting lies. I bet a lot of them are working harder than you.

  • @feb5007 what lies?

  • @ariel.dvo when someone is on TPS they aren't allowed to become citizens, you don't think they would've already tried if given the opportunity. They also have jobs, start businesses and pay taxes. All while having to deal with people like you.

  • @feb5007 Do your research, honey. They are able to apply for US citizenship even while protected by TPS.

  • @ariel.dvo you actually need a basis to stay, there's no law granting citizenship, its case by case.

  • @ariel.dvo who hurt you? 😂

  • Trump is a fucking asshat.

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