‘No one size fits all’: Diverse impacts of Temporary Protected Status on Haitians and Hondurans


We examine how Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has impacted the individual labor market outcomes and educational attainment of Haitian and Honduran beneficiaries, as well as their households’ earnings, poverty exposure, and food stamp receipt. We find evidence of TPS assisting Haitian migrants in all those respects, but not Honduran migrants. Differences in households’ linguistic assimilation could be partially responsible for the distinct program impact across nationalities.