Interested in Immigrating to the US from El Salvador?
Salvadoran Community in the US
Over half the immigrants from El Salvador have chosen to settle in California and Texas, with smaller populations living in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington DC. Additionally, 1 in 5 of the world’s Salvadorans resides in the United States. Salvadoran-Americans have become quite involved in US politics, particularly local and state government affairs, and have a higher rate of participation in the civilian labor force than the overall immigrant population.
Resources for Salvadoran Immigrants in the US
- The Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the civic-engagement of Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the US, “promote the economic development and democracy in El Salvador, and advocate for its economic, educational, and political advancement and growth.”
- Located in Los Angeles, CA, El Rescate is a non-profit organization that began in 1981 as a response to refugees fleeing the War in El Salvador. It works to empower immigrants, particularly Latinos, “to improve their political and economic wellbeing in order to promote their full participation as citizens.”
- “21 Latino Organizations You Need to Know” provides a list of organizations serving the entire Hispanic community in the United States, including some of those listed above.
- The US Embassy in El Salvador provides helpful information on immigration to the United States, and the visa application process.