Central American migrants on the train known as La Bestia ("The Beast") travel north through Mexico. Mexico has recently sped up the train as part of a dangerous crackdown on migrants.

Delegation Date: 

July 9, 2016 to July 20, 2016

2016 CISPES Delegation
Understanding Migration from El Salvador: The Impact of US Policy


The number of refugees from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has increased sharply over the past several years. On our 2016 delegation, "Understanding Migration from El Salvador: The Impact of US Policy," we seek to better understand the principal causes of migration and to demonstrate our solidarity with migrants and their families, as well as the grassroots movements that are organizing to create social and economic alternatives.

This delegation is a unique opportunity to meet with social movement leaders, organizations that serve victims of the US's racist detention and deportation regime, and members of the FMLN government. Our fact-finding mission will also investigate the extent and impact of the US government's new push to militarize the borders among El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

Join CISPES in El Salvador this summer to find out how:

• US security & economic policies in Central America is forcing people to migrate
• Border militarization jeopardizes the lives of migrants
• In the face of US intervention, people are organizing to create alternatives to privatization and pro-corporate "development"

Arrival Date: July 9, 2016
Departure Date: July 20, 2016
Cost: $1,100 (includes all food, housing, transportation and logistics). Cost does not include travel to and from El Salvador.

No Spanish language skills necessary.

Ready to go? Fill out an on-line application here!

CISPES strives to make our delegations accessible to people of all wealth and income levels. Partial scholarships and fundraising support are available. Click here to fill out a scholarship application.

For more information, please call (202) 521-2510 or email laur[email protected].

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