Physical and Mathematical Sciences
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Central America, Refugees, Gangs, Violence, Human Rights
El Salvador is the focal point of an American refugee crisis. This crisis owes its origins to protracted abuse and negligence suffered by the Salvadoran people. They are confronted with violence, apathy, and corruption in their homeland and throughout the international sphere. A complex system of harms has come to a concentrated fruition in the form of governments and gangs, histories and happenstance. The purpose of this thesis is, first, to document the persecution faced by Salvadorans and, second, argue that the conditions in El Salvador put many Salvadorans in need of asylum.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Newman, Jacob, "On the Persecution of the Salvadoran People" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 77.