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Federal Protective Status is in Danger!

(THE CITY) November 19, 2019

The federal Temporary Protected Status program was started in the 1990s to allow immigrants from certain strife-ridden countries to live and work in the U.S.

Now the Trump administration is fighting to end the legal refuge for people from a half-dozen nations.

That’s left an estimated 15,000 New Yorkers in limbo as they contemplate the possibility of being forced to go back to their native countries or to live in the shadows as undocumented immigrants.

Here are the stories of some local residents facing an uncertain future — including Anil, a Nepal native who told us: “Home is where my heart is and my heart is in New York, you know?”