With the Trump administration having terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for migrants from three countries in 2017 alone, it seems to be setting its sights on six more countries with TPS protections.
TPS is granted to foreign nationals who are in the United States seeking refuge from the conditions in their home countries. As the USCIS page on TPS notes: “The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.”
Unsuitable conditions include civil unrest and natural disasters like major earthquakes and storms. Immigrants with TPS can stay and work in the country without fear of deportation.