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IOM Data: Deportations of Salvadorans Fall as End of TPS Slows Migration

The number of Salvadorans deported from the United States and Mexico fell 38 percent in the first three months of 2018, a U.N. agency said on Tuesday, a decline that coincided with President Donald Trump ending Salvadorans’ temporary protected status (TPS).

According to data compiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is supported by the United Nations, 5,829 Salvadorans were deported between January and March, compared with 9,392 during the first three months of 2017.

Jorge Peraza, the IOM’s Central America chief, said the Trump administration’s January announcement that it would end Salvadorans’ TPS on Sept. 9, 2019, had contributed …read more