Seeking a Rational Approach to a Regional Refugee Crisis: Lessons from the Summer 2014 “Surge” of Central American Women and Children at the US-Mexico Border

Author
Karen Musalo, Eunice Lee
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal on Migration and Human Security
Volume
5
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Institution
Center for Migration Studies of New York
Abstract
In the early summer months of 2014, an increasing number of Central American children alone and with their parents began arriving at the US- Mexico border in search of safety and protection. The children and families by and large came from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala — three of the most dangerous countries in the world — to seek asylum and other humanitarian relief. Rampant violence and persecution within homes and communities, uncontrolled and unchecked by state authorities, compelled them to flee north for their lives.
Topic
Refugee Crisis
Political Geography
America