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Immigrants in U.S. seeking safe haven worry Trump may send them back

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Immigrants in U.S. seeking safe haven worry Trump may send them back

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

By Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of Salvadorans, Haitians and others now sheltered in the United States from danger in their home countries might have to leave under a crackdown the Trump administration is weighing on a program that critics slam as "back-door" immigration.

People close to the administration said the White House is considering anti-immigration activists' appeals for pull-back on the 27-year old U.S. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, which protects more than 300,000 people in the country.

"There's no question people inside the administration want to reform the excesses," said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group that seeks to reduce immigration into the United States.

"We have definitely expressed our opinions to the administration. This time there actually are people willing to listen," Beck said in a telephone interview.

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