Monday, July 7, 2014

Why Central American Children are Fleeing Their Homes


The American Immigration Council thoughtfully explains why so many Central American children are making the dangerous journey to teh United States.  Here are some bullet points:

Organized crime, gangs and violence are driving children from their homes

In rural areas, extreme poverty motivates some to seek work

Only 1 in 3 children cites family reunification as a primary reason for leaving home

Leaving their country is often a last resort

Children and their families do not trust the Salvadoran government to help them

Those who are returned from the U.S. face additional threats of violence


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