The Salvadoran American Civil Rights Project

This documentary explores an unknown chapter in American civil rights history told through two landmark lawsuits against the U.S. federal government. In the 1980s, Salvadoran refugees fled from repressive military regimes and death squads in El Salvador and sought asylum in the United States. Unlike refugees from other countries, many Salvadoran refugees were denied asylum and were placed in detention centers, suffering civil rights abuses in the country they hoped would be their adopted home.



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Nina Alvarez
New York, NY
TVPRG - LPB subgrant


History & Biography