Bishop Gene recently returned from a 10-day trip to El Salvador, one of the countries that thousands of refugees – many of them children – have fled for the United States. As we hear our politicians clinically and coldly debate the “immigration problem” on the U.S./Mexico border, they seem to forget that these children are refugees escaping unimaginable violence. This week, Richard Weinberg, Associate Director of Programs at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and another member of the group that travelled to El Salvador, talks about what life is really like for the everyday Salvadorian, and the desperation that forces a parent to make the heartbreaking decision to send their child north in hopes of a better life.

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