- Hoping for Asylum, a Young, Gay Honduran Was Sent to His Death
An increasing number of immigrants come to the U.S. not seeking a job but fleeing for their lives. Instability and powerful gangs have created appalling levels of violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador—the “Northern Triangle” of Central America—and many immigrants come here seeking asylum, saying that, if they’re sent back to their countries, they’re likely to be killed. The New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman has been leading a project with other journalists that tracks the fates of deportees back in their home countries, and published an article about what they learned. In that story, she tells the fate of Nelson Avila-Lopez, a young gay man from Honduras who fled gang threats to join his mother in the U.S.
- 2018-01-12 19:56:22 UTC