Nearly 200,000 Salvadoran beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, will lose that protection in September 2019. The Trump administration is ending TPS for people from El Salvador, who have been able to live and work legally in the United States for 17 years, in many cases starting businesses, marrying and having American-born children. VOA spoke with one mixed-status family at their home in Virginia.
Under pressure from U.S. lawmakers, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will convene an accountability review board to probe the health attacks on 24 American diplomatic personnel in Cuba. At a Senate hearing Tuesday, State Department officials defended their response to the mysterious attacks, but admitted they still do not know who is responsible or what methods were used to hurt U.S. diplomats. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from the State Department.