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June 5, 2021

Salvadorans Take Pride in No-Nonsense President, Distinctive Food

A Salvadoran youth coming to the country today has a slim chance of winning asylum. Former President Donald Trump’s administration tightened up the standards, so applicants must now prove the governments of their home countries had a role in persecuting them. They cannot qualify, for instance, by providing evidence gangsters threatened to kill them. And immigration courts, particularly on the U.S. southern border, have been notoriously stingy in granting asylum since former President Ronald Reagan’s tenure. “During FY 2020, 73.7 percent of immigration judge decisions denied asylum, and asylum itself was granted just 26.3 percent of the time,” according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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