Most Central American migrants who cross with their children are not given asylum and the right to stay legally in the US. This mother says the consequence of the judge’s decision isn’t just documents, though. It’s life or death.
The activity, aimed at rolling back the gang's visible presence in the town, added to a raft of government measures taken in recent weeks to hem in MS-13 and Calle 18, the two main rival gangs, and various smaller organizations.
El Salvador is facing a record wave of murders. With 22 killings a day on average, the country has become one of the deadliest on the planet. El Salvador's economy isn't great either. But in the little town of Jucuapa, the coffin-making business is booming.