In recent years, the news stories coming out of El Salvador are bleak. My childhood memories are becoming overshadowed.
What’s up with MS-13?
At age 14, Carlos crossed the border alone, migrating from El Salvador. In this interview, he shares the challenges he faced and his future plans.
Although some members of the migrant caravan have been allowed to begin the process to request asylum, dozens are still left outside in tents.
Back in El Salvador, I didn’t really know what “racism” was. After being in the U.S. for a while, I learned the meaning and impact of that word.
I soon realized why that bus hadn’t come: walking to school my dad and I passed two white sheets lying on the ground, both of them stained with blood. We later learned the victims were two local kids killed after trying to run away from gang members who were chasing them. It was 2006. A month later I left El Salvador and headed north for the United States.