Wednesday, January 10, 2018

We denounce U.S. policy that lead to the intervention in the Salvadoran war and forced migration as a result.

Clínica Martín-Baró condemns this decision and stands in solidarity with all the individuals and families that now face uncertainty over their futures. Further, we denounce U.S. policy that lead to the intervention in the Salvadoran war and forced migration as a result. 
Furthermore, this decision entrenches the notion that migration has little to do with U.S. intervention. But we will not allow our history to be erased or for the crimes of the U.S. government to go unaccounted for.  To claim that TPS has been granted solely for natural disaster-related conditions is to deny the involvement in political-related conditions that create refugees and fuel migration; it rewrites history while erasing U.S. involvement. 
That’s why when TPS is revoked, we remember the role of School of the Americas in training
military death squads that have tortured, murdered, and disappeared whole communities. We will in spite of the U.S. government’s violence towards our communities keep presente the victims of the UCA massacre - in which Elba Ramos, her 16-year-old daughter Celina Ramos, and 6 Jesuit priests - Ignacio Ellacuría, Ignacio Martín Baró, Segundo Montes, Amando López, Juan Ramón Moreno and Joaquín López y López were murdered in El Salvador on November 16, 1989.

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