MiamiHerald / For nearly 20 years the Nicaraguan man worked long hours cleaning homes and buildings in South Florida. He started his own cleaning business 11 years ago and now employs half a dozen workers.

He thought he could soon begin to enjoy the fruits of his labor. But now all of that is at risk.

Like many Americans approaching retirement age, the 62-year-old planned to retire next year and start collecting his benefits. But the Trump administration announced bad news a week ago : It’s ending an immigration protection for him and 2,500 other Nicaraguans.

“I worked so many years contributing to Social Security, the retirement plan. Now I wanted to relax,” said the man, who spoke to el Nuevo Herald on condition of anonymity. “Now it seems I am going to lose everything that I earned all these years.”


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