Maria Rivas and Emily. Maria Rivas was admitted to the United States under temporary protected status. Now she is threatened with deportation as the Trump administration terminates her protected status. Her presence in the United States makes America great. Allowing her to remain with her family will continue to make America greater. Deporting her out of hate and fear diminishes us all.
In 2000, Maria Rivas immigrated from El Salvador to the United States. A year later, Rivas received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to stay and work legally in the U.S. TPS is set to expire for people from El Salvador in September of 2019.