The CSIS Americas Program is hosting a discussion on the current state of the Temporary Protected Status program, and its potential future impact on the Latin American and Caribbean region. Following the decision of the Trump Administration not to extend TPS for Hondurans announced on May 4, 2018, some 300,000 TPS recipients from El Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are in jeopardy of deportation over the next year and a half, along with their dependents, including some 267,000 U.S.-born children.
The event will feature a panel of ambassadors from the Latin American and Caribbean countries most affected by TPS, and the discussion will center on two major outstanding questions: first, what are the likely political, economic and human consequences in their home countries of actually deporting those individuals; and second, what are the implications for the United States of those likely developments in Central America and Haiti.
The panel will feature El Salvador Ambassador Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno, Haiti Ambassador Paul Altidor of Haiti, and Honduras Ambassador Marlon Ramsses Tábora Muñoz. Brief presentations by each of the panelists will be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.