Monday, July 7, 2014

Why Central American Children are Fleeing Their Homes

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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

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/07/why-central-american-children-are-fleeing-their-homes.html

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