Tag Archives: Migration

Human Rights Office on stranded and deportations / Tutela Legal sobre varados y deportados

Diario Co-Latino reports: The Human Rights Office “Dra. María Julia Hernández ”denounced the serious Human Rights violations suffered by Salvadorans, who in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, are transported without sanitary control and under inhumane conditions, especially those deported from the United States and Mexico. “We want to express our concern for migrants who […]

More U.S. funds proposed to “decrease irregular immigration”

(ORIGINAL EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ)   The U.S. Government notified Congress that it plans to include El Salvador in an additional aid package for $252 million, which also includes Guatemala and Honduras, with funds that will help boost their economies amid the pandemic of COVID-19. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today in a press release […]

U.S State Department’s assessment of El Salvador

El Diario de Hoy had access to a U.S. State Department report that certifies that El Salvador is subject to receive cooperation from the United States for meeting certain criteria. However, it makes harsh accusations to the Nayib Bukele government for weakening democracy, the rule of law and institutionality. “The administration of the President of […]


Call your representative to demand the release of asylum seekers from detention. Unlike many other countries, the US puts people in prison when they come to the border seeking safety. Now these crowded prisons could lead to disease and the deaths of thousands of people waiting to be processed by Immigration. This is an injustice! […]

How you can help migrants during this pandemic

One thing you can do immediately to protect the most vulnerable immigrants and to protect us all. We face a dire threat from the Covid-19 pandemic gathering speed rapidly. There is no over-estimating the severity and extent of the danger. All of us are at risk. The most vulnerable sectors of our population are at […]

The VISA process for USESSC staff in El Salvador

By El Salvador staff   Some people in the U.S. get angry when they learn that people have entered illegally to their country and they wonder why these migrants can’t follow the “proper legal procedure”. Some people don’t even know that Family Preference Green Cards processing can take from 1 to 10 years depending on […]

Former ICE Director: Release Immigrants from Detention / Antiguo director de migración: Liberen a migrantes detenidos (COVID19)

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   John Sandweg, former acting director of ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, during the Obama administration talked with DemocracyNow! about the situation with migrants currently detained and facing the threat of COVID19. Alarm is growing about the safety of more than 37,000 people held in immigrant detention centers and private jails […]

Youth and migration / Jóvenes y migración

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Yesterday, Sister Cities had the opportunity to facilitate a call between Carina Bandhauer’s students at the Western Connectitut State University and young members of Zaragoza Youth Connection (Conexión Juvenil Zaragoza), a group coordinated by Eduardo Jiménez of CRIPDES Sur. In the conversation, the participants were able to share about the situation […]

A visitor from Bangor / Una visitante de Bangor

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Last december, the Bangor committee (sistered with Carasque) brought a delegation and one of its participants shares her perspective from the trip with us:   I traveled to El Salvador in December, 2019 with a Sister Cities delegation. This was my first trip to the country and my first trip with […]

Water and migration, the failed subjects of the popular president Bukele

(Read the original article in spanish here)   The Salvadoran population points out two issues that should be a priority for President Nayib Bukele: serving migrant detainees in the southern United States and improving access and drinking water service. This is revealed by the evaluation survey of the first one hundred days of government conducted […]