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May 16, 1990 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerber Romero, 28, once was happy with his life and work as a teacher in his native El Salvador. But four years ago, the death and violence in that war-wracked country took its toll. "I love to teach and I love to learn," he explains. "But under the fire, that was impossible." So, crawling through the underbrush one night, Romero crossed the border and illegally entered the United States, seeking peace and a better life. That was not what he found.
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May 16, 1990 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerber Romero, 28, once was happy with his life and work as a teacher in his native El Salvador. But four years ago, the death and violence in that war-wracked country took its toll. "I love to teach and I love to learn," he explains. "But under the fire, that was impossible." So, crawling through the underbrush one night, Romero crossed the border and illegally entered the United States, seeking peace and a better life. That was not what he found.
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