Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere.

MEXICO CITY -- By the thousands they came, slowly spilling from the fleet of tour buses Tuesday afternoon like clumps of molasses, clutching babies and duffel bags, wearing baseball caps and bandanas, and chanting and cheering and raising their fists defiantly to the sky. Most of those traveling in the caravan were from Honduras; all were searching

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Immigration Of Central American Children Surges Again At U.S. Border

Many of those apprehended are children traveling alone or in so-called “family units,” and come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

A family unit and unaccompanied minors encountered by Border Patrol Agents and Texas Game Wardens, wait as paper work is filled out. Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Border Patrol is apprehending more non-Mexicans than Mexicans along the southwest border, reflecting a renewed surge of Central American migrants fleeing violence and gang warfare in their home countries. Many of those apprehended are children traveling alone or in so-called “family units,” and come

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