The Closing of the Golden Door: Necessity, International Law and Freedom of Religion Are Failing as Defenses for Sanctuary Movement Workers
Victor Walter Garcia Ortiz left El Salvador and came to the United States. In September 1980, he was deported from Los Angeles and returned to El Salvador. In November 1981, he was killed by the Salvadoran National Police. Santana Chirino Amayo was deported back to El Salvador in June 1981. In September 1981, his body was found, tortured and decapitated. Jose Umberto Santacruz Elias was returned to El Salvador in January 1981. He has not been heard from since. Octavio Osequeda, who was returned to El Salvador on July 12, 1982, was killed on July 13, 1982 by special police.
Karen E. Lavarnway,
The Closing of the Golden Door: Necessity, International Law and Freedom of Religion Are Failing as Defenses for Sanctuary Movement Workers,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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