The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts

Wednesday February 14
2018

  • By: Inter-American Dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and FUSADES
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Inter-American Dialogue
    1155 15th Street NW
    Washington, DC

The approximately 263,000 Salvadorans who received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvador constitute the largest group of the total TPS beneficiaries. The Trump administration’s decision last month not to renew TPS for Salvadorans has important consequences for the United States, El Salvador, and of course for the immigrants themselves and their families. To explore the significance of this policy shift and what can be expected moving forward, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and FUSADES are pleased to host a panel discussion featuring María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, former Foreign Minister of El Salvador; MPI President Andrew Selee; and Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of Alianza Americas. Panelists will consider the social impact of terminating TPS for Salvadorans in the United States, including the likely effects on the economy, migration, and criminal violence, as well as policy options to address the fallout from the decision.

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