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Salvadoran migrant isn't bitter as forced return nears

Nilson Canenguez is facing the prospect of being forced to return to his native El Salvador in the coming months after nearly 20 years in the U.S. But he's not going home empty-handed — or bitter.

The father of three who came to this country with virtually nothing is leaving as the owner of a construction business with dozens of employees and a nest-egg large enough to buy two properties in his homeland and semi-retire at 45.

"I was poor before I came here," said Canenguez, a prominent businessman in the Washington area's substantial Salvadoran community. "Now, it's not like I'm a millionaire but I'm comfortable. I live way better than I used...

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