NY seeks to shield Ecuadorans from deportation after earthquake

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (C ) speaks to the media beside New York Police Commissioner William Bratton (L) in New York, March 22, 2016aThe United States should grant a special protected status to undocumented Ecuadoran immigrants so they don’t have to fear deportation as their country recovers from a huge earthquake, New York’s mayor said Wednesday. New York is home to some 140,000 Ecuadoran immigrants, and they and Ecuadorans around America should be granted Temporary Protected Status, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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