The US says it’s ending El Salvador’s TPS status. Let’s play a game of good slant / bad slant.
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The US says it’s ending El Salvador’s TPS status. Let’s play a game of good slant / bad slant.

January 9, 2018

The Raw Data

Unspun and unbiased. These are the facts.

US to end temporary protected status for El Salvador in 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday it will terminate El Salvador’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Sept. 9, 2019. The DHS indicated Salvadorans could in the interim leave the U.S. or “seek an alternative lawful immigration status” in the country, if eligible.

Read the full Raw Data here.

Distortion Highlights

  • Approximately 200,000 lives may be directly affected by the U.S.’ decision to terminate El Salvador’s Temporary Protected Status designation.
  • Like all decisions, this will likely carry positive and negative consequences. But the media outlets we analyzed suggested it would only play out one way or another.
  • What’s more, they did it with spin, implication and oversimplification. Is that the best way to tackle a problem?

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