Sunday, October 16, 2016
The crossing of the Rio Grande
This is an interesting article sharing the reflections of someone from the political science think tank the Wilson Center, after his visit to the Rio Grande valley between Mexico and Texas. He summarizes ten conclusions and questions he has about the deluge of migration from Central America to the US, which does not seem to be waning despite increased persecution and danger on the journey, and despite increasing investment to fight poverty and violence in Central America. It is not a heartening story, but it is important to hear this kind of nuance as we all try to figure out how best to improve life for Central Americans and dissuade them from embarking on such a dangerous trek.