An essay on why Central Americans are fleeing their home countries

In 2014, thousands of unaccompanied children and women from Central America sought safety in the United States, specifically finding sanctuary in Texas. More than 10,622 unaccompanied children and 16,329 adults with children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in June alone last summer. The asylum-seekers primarily come from three countries- Guatemala, El…

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