For the US, the deals with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to take back migrants are like a fortification, shielding the country from taking responsibility for people seeking international protection. They add yet another line of defense to other drastic measures the US has recently taken to keep them out.
After three years in jail, 21-year-old Evelyn Hernández from El Salvador was acquitted of murder charges Monday. A victim of rape, she was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion after giving birth to a stillborn son.
New York has long had one of the most favorable immigration courts in the nation for asylum-seekers, but the number of immigrants who are denied asylum has nearly doubled, as compared to four years ago.
For some Salvadorans, the promise of the “American Dream” has been tainted by coordinated deterrence efforts from Mexico and the United States. They're looking to places like Costa Rica for refuge — for now.
Hip hop artist Joaquin Santos is from San Diego but he has strong family ties to El Salvador. His solo album, Salva Vida, tackles the social, political and economic problems plaguing the Central American nation.
While the world watches the events unfolding in Japan and the Middle East, President Obama heads to Latin America for a five day tour. We talk about why this trip is vital for the United States right now.
El Salvador is the last stop on Obama's three-nation tour of Latin America. Donna DeCesare has lived and worked as a journalist in El Salvador on and off since the 1980s and continues to cover issues relevant to Central American immigrants to the U.S.
Charlie Garcia came to the US illegally and married an American citizen. Then the Salvadoran decided to try to become legal. He went back to El Salvador to file his paperwork, as required. He was killed there, waiting for his paperwork to come through.