Tuesday’s World #1 – EL SALVADOR: Trump to end Temporary Protected Status

Daily News Article - January 9, 2018


1. For EL SALVADOR, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources.”

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is TPS?
c) What criteria does the government consider when deciding whether to extend or end temporary protected status for any country’s citizens?
d) Who is the Secretary of Homeland Security? What did the Secretary determine when deciding about the TPS for Salvadorans?
e) Consider the amount of time other groups have been here under the TPS program or others. How much time is enough time following a natural disaster?
f) Instead of granting TPS for reasons such as poverty or gang violence, what could and/or should the U.S. government do to help these countries? Should we give more than the billions of dollars we give to aid programs around the world through our funding of the United Nations and our own US AID program? Or do you think TPS is the best way to help some people from other countries who have problems? Is TPS a good program?