Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2019

Grading Professor

Salma Abdelnour

Subject Concentration

Spanish Language

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Desperate for a better life, Daysi Perla fled violence in El Salvador to provide a better life for her ten-year-old son. She immediately received temporary legal status. But by the time the paperwork for her son was processed, he was 34 years old with a 5-year-old child of his own. This is a story of a broken immigration system, and shows why Salvadorans are now risking their children's lives by bringing them to the U.S.


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