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José Rolando Arévalo, a 24-year-old ex-gang member, prays at Eben-ezer church. His head is tattooed with the number 18, a reference to his affiliation with the Barrio 18 gang. Alicia Vera hide caption

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For Some Gang Members In El Salvador, The Evangelical Church Offers A Way Out

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Cristina Reyes Clark is part of an emerging movement in El Salvador that is composed of young chefs integrating traditional foods into contemporary cuisine. Massimo Ceresol hide caption

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A screenshot from a video produced by ProPublica about 6-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid who had just crossed into the U.S. before she was detained and separated from her mother. An audio recording of Alison pleading for someone to call her aunt sparked national outcry and condemnation. ProPublica/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A member of a migrant caravan from Central America kisses a baby as they pray in preparation for an asylum request in the U.S., in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico. Edgard Garrido/REUTERS hide caption

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Central American migrants taking part in the "Migrant Via Crucis" caravan toward the United States, arrive in Mexico, on Friday where they will attend a legal clinic with NGOs on human rights. President Donald Trump tweeted his condemnation of the caravan. Jose Castanares/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Salvadoran Woman Missed Her U.S. Court Date. What Happens Next?

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A Central American immigrant seeking asylum crossed the border with her son in 2017. The American court system bewilders her, she says. Samantha Balaban/NPR hide caption

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Without A Lawyer, Asylum-Seekers Struggle With Confusing Legal Processes

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Victoria Falls sits on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Photos of beautiful scenes from Africa and Haiti have been flooding the Internet in response to President Trump's reported slur. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump listens as Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks at a joint news conference Wednesday. At an Oval Office meeting on immigration policy, Trump said the U.S. should want more people from countries like Norway, disparaging Haiti and what he called "shithole countries" in Africa. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'Racist' And 'Shameful': How Other Countries Are Responding To Trump's Slur

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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday, where he reportedly made the controversial remarks. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A Salvadoran man reads a newspaper at a market in San Salvador on January 8. The newspaper headline reads: "The United States will decide today the future of TPS." Salvador Melendez/AP hide caption

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What You May Not Realize About The End Of TPS Status For Salvadorans

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Construction workers at a site in Miami. Thousands of construction workers in the U.S. face the elimination of their temporary protected status and the prospect of deportation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

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Julio Calderon, 28, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, listens after speaking in favor of renewing temporary protected status for immigrants from Central America and Haiti now living in the United States, during a news conference Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Police arrest gang members suspected of involvement in the shootings that killed eight bus drivers and one other transit worker in San Salvador last July. Encarni Pindado for NPR hide caption

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City, Interrupted: How Gang Killings Brought San Salvador To A Halt

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Pregnant women infected by the Zika virus are concerned about the possible link to a birth defect. Above: Angelica Prato of Colombia has a checkup. Schneyder Mendoza /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It Realistic To Recommend Delaying Pregnancy During Zika Outbreak?

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Cuban migrants prepare to board a flight from Costa Rice to El Salvador on Jan. 12. This was the first of up to 28 flights out of Costa Rica that will allow nearly 8,000 stranded Cubans to continue their journey to the United States. CARLOS GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At The U.S. Border, Cubans Are Welcomed, Salvadorans Deported

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Leslie Morales (from left), Soraya Mohamud and Tanjum Choudhury discuss what it's like to be 15. All three are sophomores at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md. Akash Ghai/NPR hide caption

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American Girls Weigh In: 'We're Not Just Sitting Ducks': #15Girls

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A policeman detains a suspected member of the MS-13 gang at a checkpoint in San Salvador during a ban on public transport imposed by the gangs. Encarni Pindado for NPR hide caption

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