USCRI in Central America

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In the neighborhoods across El Salvador, we open doors for repatriated Central American youth. Widespread gang violence, safety concerns, and crippling poverty push these youth to travel to the U.S., only to return to greater threats following repatriation. Whether they remain exposed to the threats in their home countries, risk the journey to the United States, or are forced to return to the stigma within their communities as a failure, they demonstrate exceptional resilience in the face of extremely challenging circumstances. We provide them with essential social and legal services to restore their shattered lives.

We are part of an international network that serves the uprooted by breaking through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish. We are also a member of CONMIGRANTES, a Salvadoran coalition of civil society and government agencies that promotes the participation of migrants in society and helps to protect their rights throughout the region.

See our annual report for Fiscal Year 2016.

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In 2012 and 2013, we partnered with the Universidad Tecnolólogica de El Salvador to analyze the root causes of migration among Salvadorans and the status of repatriated youth. With this research, we developed this report.