Immigration Narratives of “Origin” Countries

Hi everyone!

I’m back with some updates on the immigration narratives told by Mexican and Honduran newspapers. While both of these countries are classified as migrant “countries of origin,” the most important difference between the two is that Honduran migrants in the U.S. currently enjoy TPS (Temporary Protected Status) and Mexican migrants do not. To those of you who don’t know, TPS provides migrants with a work permit and prevents them from being detained based on immigration status. Most Honduran citizens who have continuously lived in the U.S. since January 1999 are eligible. This distinction between the two countries could affect the narratives being told to potential migrants back home.

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