Archive – Policy Under Trump Bars Obama-Era Path to U.S. for Central American Youths

8/15/17 The Trump administration is cutting off an Obama-era pathway to the US for young migrants fleeing violence in Central America, further narrowing the options for thousands of people hoping to seek refuge here as the White House moves to tighten immigration rules. As of Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security is ending a program begun in 2014 that gave some children and young adults who had failed to qualify for refugee status permission to enter the US to live and work on a temporary basis, known as parole.