There have been a number of stories in the US press in recent weeks about illegal migration from El Salvador.
The Boston Globe had a painful story about parents illegally in the US who pay smugglers to bring children on the perilous journey north:
Their stories, told last week in interviews with relatives and government officials, reveal the wrenching decisions facing scores of immigrant parents and the children they left behind. Many came to the United States illegally and have stayed longer than they intended, and now the families must choose: break the law to smuggle the children into this country or leave them in their poverty-stricken towns with aging relatives who can no longer care for them. (more)
National Public Radio in the US broadcast a three part series this week concerning El Salvador's efforts to absorb the growing numbers of Salvadoran being deported from the US. The series is worth a listen, as is an accompanying Reporter's Notebook which describes the NPR reporter's emotional reaction to working on this story.
USA Today also has a story about Salvadoran deportees. The story itself is one like many others -- what I noticed and regretted was the fact that almost all of 850 comments to this story on the USA Today website were filled with anti-immigrant loathing.