Tag: El Salvador

Serve Your People: A Roadmap for Transforming Relations between the United States & the Northern Countries of Central America

July 29, 2020

Published by Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Oxfam America, Climate Refugees, Church World Service, and Washington Office on Latin America on July 29, 2020.

“Highlights ways the United States can restore and advance protections for migrants and refugees and use principled diplomacy to stand with civil society forces for change.”

Tags: Asylum, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Root causes

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020
  • Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia becomes the first to die from COVID-19 in ICE custody. Escobar Mejia, 57, fled El Salvador as a teenager and lived in the United States for four decades. Apprehended by Border Patrol in January, Escobar Mejia passed away at Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego – where ICE has its largest COVID-19 outbreak.

Tags: Detention, El Salvador, Migrant Deaths, Migration, Public Health