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Migrants In US On Temporary Status Get 9-Month Extension

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FILE - In this Sept. 2017 file photo, a flag is waved during an immigration rally outside the White House, in Washington. The Trump administration says it'll allow migrants from six countries to extend their legal U.S. residency under a temporary status for nine months while courts consider its effort to end the program. President Donald Trump has long sought to terminate the program, which allows migrants from countries devastated by war or natural disaster to legally live in the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised “an immediate review" of it and said he’ll pursue legislation for longtime residents to remain and seek U.S. citizenship. The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(AP) — The Trump administration says it’ll allow migrants from six countries to extend their legal U.S. residency under a temporary status for nine months while courts consider its effort to end the program. President Donald Trump has long sought to terminate the program, which allows migrants from countries devastated by war or natural disaster to legally live in the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised “an immediate review” of it and said he’ll pursue legislation for longtime residents to remain and seek U.S. citizenship. The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension Wednesday. The extension applies to 300,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan in the U.S. on Temporary Protected Status.

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