But Central American leaders and several members of Congress have been pushing for a renewal. Immigrants and their advocates say allowing the special status to expire would devastate not only these individuals but also their families — and the Central American nations — who count on the billions of dollars the immigrants earn in the United States and send home.What country does Ros-Lehtinen really represent?
Salvadoran President Tony Saca is scheduled to visit Washington Friday.
[Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen] said in a statement that without a renewal of the special residency, the Central Americans would "face deportation back to a country where they may encounter violence, civil unrest or a homeland still recuperating from natural disasters."
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