They’ve lived legally in the United States for nearly two decades.
And time has nearly run out for the Trump administration to decide their fate.
The question officials must answer next week: Should these immigrants from El Salvador be allowed to stay?
By Monday, the Department of Homeland Security must decide whether to extend or end “temporary protected status,” or TPS, for Salvadorans.
Some worry the picture looks bleak. The administration has already announced plans to end TPS for immigrants from several other countries, including Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. And officials have made no secret of their desire to overhaul the immigration system.
With a decision looming, here’s a look at some of the key events and issues at play.