Hundreds of Salvadorans leave El Salvador every day, heading North to the United States. They are fleeing poverty and violence and looking for ways to provide for their families. Currently, 1.5 million Salvadorans live in the U.S., a substantial percent of the population (the population of El Salvador is 5.7 million). As violence worsens for undocumented immigrants traveling through Mexico and U.S. immigration policy remains repressive and inhumane, the human rights of many of these individuals are pushed aside.
Read more about how immigration affects El Salvador:
Migrants: Illegals or God’s Ambassador’s?
by Dean Brackley S.J.
SHARE eNewsletter: Immigrant Rights March on Washington
El Salvador: Despite End to Civil War, Emigration Continues
by Sarah Grammage
El Salvador Migration Creates Labor Shortage
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR
Migration and Development in El Salvador: Ideals versus Reality
by Katharine Andrade-Eekhoff