Children Migrating from Central America : Solving a Humanitarian Crisis
President Obama's political spin team and the White House are calling this a humanitarian situation. It is a crisis. Not only have relevant agencies been overwhelmed, but our national security has been put at risk as the border security resources have been diverted to deal with the crisis. Virtually all of the 140 volunteers from the Customs and Border Patrol that are at this facility are volunteers who have basically left the border to take care of these children. In the last 8 months, over 47,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at our border. In the first part of this fiscal year, Border Patrol has seen a 700 percent increase in children coming from El Salvador alone and illegally, 930 percent increase in children coming from Guatemala, and a 1,200 percent in children coming illegally from Honduras, compared to all of 2009. President Obama's decision to flout U.S. immigration law spread like wildfire through the region and very clearly prompted mothers and fathers in Central America to do the unthinkable-send their children on a dangerous voyage at the mercy of human traffic smugglers and criminals.
- Paperback | 46 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 2.79mm | 172.36g
- 29 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations