Salvadorans flood INS
More Salvadorans are seeking to stay in the United States
under emergency temporary residency than expected by the
U.S. government, a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service spokesman said last week.
When President George W. Bush announced in March that
undocumented immigrants from El Salvador could qualify for
temporary protected status following the devastating
earthquakes in that Central American country in January,
the INS said it expected about 150,000 to apply for the
But as of last week, at least 161,454 had applied, said INS
spokesman Dan Kane.