Priyanka Godbole is a junior at Northwestern University studying journalism with minors in political science and Spanish. She is reporting on business for the Medill News Service. On campus, she has worked as an editor and reporter for North by Northwestern. The Nebraska native previously worked as a New York Times campus representative for the Campus Agency.

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How Ending TPS for Salvadorans Affects the U.S. Economy

by Priyanka Godbole 02-09-2018

Otto Madrid at his masonry firm, JPN Masonry. Photo by Priyanka Godbole

“I was 22 years old when I was forced to leave [El Salvador] due to the earthquakes,” Madrid said. “I knew that despite this tragedy I could get ahead in terms of my career by going the U.S. so when I heard the news of TPS being canceled I immediately felt myself being put in those shoes again and it was like, 'Man, this is going to be tough for a lot of people.'”