a family watches a baseball game in El Salvador

Deported migrants struggle to start over in a place that doesn’t feel like home

Salvadorans deported from the U.S. face an agonizing dilemma: risk returning to the life they know, or building a new one in their native land.

Alex Morales, who spent his teenage years in Arkansas, was deported to El Salvador nearly two years ago. Here, the 29-year-old, and his daughter, Rose, watch a soccer game in San Salvador, El Salvador's capital. Growing up with immigrant parents who worked several shifts to sustain his family, Morales shares that what keeps him up at night is making sure his daughter has the same opportunities he had when he lived in the United States.

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