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Thesanctuarymovementbecameanundergroundadaptationofalegal refugeeprogram.TheCentralAmericanspassedthroughaninitialscreening,thenthroughprocessesthatstronglyresembled"admission,""reception,"andeventually"resettlement."Thefirststepinthesanctuaryprocess wastodeterminewhichescapeeshadcredibleclaims.Nearlyallthose acceptedintosanctuarywereabletoofferactualproofofimprisonmentor torture.JimCorbetttoldofaSalvadoranmanwhohadbeenimprisonedin SanSalvador,wherehehadbeentorturedwithelectrodesplacedinhisears, damaginghiseardrums.Awomanwastorturedandraped;someofher childrenwerekilled.Bothhaddocumentstosupporttheirclaims.GuatemalansandNicaraguans,aswellasSalvadorans,enteredtheUnitedStates withthehelpofsanctuaryworkers.