Los Angeles Times: Is the US Facing a Border Crisis?

A caravan of migrants originating in Honduras is headed to the United States. Now in Mexico, the migrants number more than 7,000, picking up more people along the way as group travel provides security and draws attention to fears about political instability and gang violence at home. The US president has threatened to use the military to forcibly stop the migrants from approaching the border to request asylum, which requires demonstrating a fear of persecution based on religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most requests are denied with many migrants lingering in camps near the southern border. Illegal immigration for the US has declined since the year 2000 and is at historic lows, reports Cindy Carcamo for the Los Angeles Times. Illegal immigration from Mexico has been falling while numbers are increasing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – despite the Trump administration’s harsh stance and the possibility of family separations. Carcamo suggests that long-term fixes, including support for education and family planning which increase economic opportunity, reduce migration pressures. – YaleGlobal

Los Angeles Times: Is the US Facing a Border Crisis?

A caravan of 7000-plus migrants that started in Honduras slowly makes its way through Mexico, headed to the United States in defiance of Trump administration
Cindy Carcamo
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Cindy Carcamo covers immigration issues for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was Arizona bureau chief and a national correspondent for The Times, focusing on border and immigration issues in the Southwest. A Los Angeles native, she has reported in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Assn. scholar and as a reporter for the Orange County Register. She’s also reported from Guatemala and Honduras where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award. She is also the recipient of the French-American Foundation’s 2012 Immigration Journalism Award and was a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and 2011 Livingston Award.

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