Child migrants and the role of U.S. policies in Honduras
Many of the migrants flooding the U.S. border are children coming from Honduras. Many, families say, are fleeing gang violence brought on by the narco-traffickers who rule entire neighborhoods and as such should be treated as refugees. Others argue that the main reason families and children are leaving Honduras is economic, a lack of jobs and opportunity. We’ll take a look at what is driving people from Honduras and examine the role U.S. policies have played with Alexander Main, a senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
(photo: In this June 25, 2014 photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File))