The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts


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The nearly 263,000 Salvadorans who received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after the 2001 earthquake in El Salvador constitute about two-thirds of the total beneficiaries. The Trump Administration’s decision last month not to renew TPS for this group has important consequences for the United States, El Salvador and of course for the immigrants themselves. 

To explore the significance of this policy shift and what can be expected moving forward, the Inter-American Dialogue, FUSADES, and the Migration Policy Institute are pleased to host a panel discussion featuring Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, former foreign minister of El Salvador; Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute; and, Oscar Chacon, executive director of Alianza Americas. Panelists will consider the social impact of terminating the Temporary Protected Status of 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 such a ruling.  

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A light lunch will be served.


María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila

Former Foreign Minister of El Salvador

Andrew Selee

President, Migration Policy Institute (@seleeandrew)

Oscar Chacón

Executive Director, Alianza Americas (@oachacon61)


Manuel Orozco

Senior Fellow & Program Director, Migration, Remittances & Development, Inter-American Dialogue (@manuelorozco65)



This event is hosted in partnership with FUSADES and Migration Policy Institute