Degree Name

BS

Department

Mathematics

College

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Defense Date

2019-03-07

Publication Date

2019-03-20

First Faculty Advisor

Evan Ward

First Faculty Reader

David Wiseman

Honors Coordinator

Jeffrey Shumway

Keywords

Central America, Refugees, Gangs, Violence, Human Rights

Abstract

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.

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