Report: At Least 138 Sent from US to El Salvador Were Killed

A majority of the deaths documented by Human Rights Watch in the report occurred less than a year after the deportees returned to El Salvador, and some within days.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the U.S. in recent years were subsequently killed, Human Rights Watch says in a new report that comes as the Trump administration makes it harder for Central Americans to seek refuge here. A majority of the deaths documented by Human Rights Watch in the report occurred less than a year after the deportees returned to El Salvador, and some within days. The organization…

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