El Salvador signed a migration deal last week to establish the country as a hub for asylum seekers, despite its struggles with poverty, corruption, and violence. Last Thursday, the Salvadoran president still urged the United States to continue the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Salvadorans in the U.S. President Bukele called on President Trump not to “break up families.” The TPS program allows for protection against deportation for immigrants from countries harmed by natural disasters, conflict, and other problems. Bukele argued that El Salvador can take care of the immigrants in the TPS program, but that they are law-abiding and successful in the U.S., and should be allowed to stay.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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