They then pay back the loan, which can go to another woman to start a business, and create jobs."
A quarter of El Salvador's citizens, she added, live outside the country, mostly in the US. Were it not for El Salvador's dismal economy, most of those people would choose to remain in their native land.
Renee Saucedo, the community empowerment coordinator for La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco, an immigrant rights organization, told us that "using enforcement and punitive policies are never going to be effective.... Many of the reasons people are forced to uproot their families are because of global free trade agreements." Saucedo said the only effective way to deal with the issue of illegal immigration is to develop policies that serve the poor majority, not the economic elite.
Nazario believes, based on her conversations with countless immigrants, that the US government's decision to build a fence along the border with Mexico is wasteful and will not accomplish its goals. "People this determined will find their way over a wall, under a wall, around a wall." *
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