Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the distant land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs, he is forced to flee the country, and Raul, because he looks just like his brother, follows close behind - away from one danger and toward the great American unknown.
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"Will it affect my brothers?”That was the first thing the 23-year-old Salvadoran woman asked me about the Trump administration’s announcement Monday that it would not renew “temporary protected status” for nearly 200,000 immigrants from her country.
"No Place for 200,000 People to Go" is from the January 13, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Lauren Markham and narrated by Kristi Burns.
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