Salvadoran Immigrant Discusses Coming to the United States Ca. 1985

Salvadoran Immigrant Discusses Coming to the United States Ca. 1985

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By the end of the 1980s, political instability in El Salvador had forced nearly 500,000 Salvadorans to flee to the United States. Although the United States generally supported Salvadoran president Jose Napoleon Duarte, the two countries disagreed over immigration reform. In 1987, the U.S. government tightened immigration controls, calling for the deportation of illegal immigrants who had entered the country since 1982. This would have overloaded the Salvadoran infrastructure and would have also greatly decreased the amount of money coming into the country from family members abroad. Congress, however, considered making exceptions for Nicaraguan and Salvadoran immigrants.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1985]
Copyright Date: ©1985
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 9 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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