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Amid Central American violence, refugee rights must be respected

Amid Central American violence, refugee rights must be respected

Add immigration enforcement to the list of jobs the U.S. has partially out-sourced to Mexico, a move that seems to have made life even tougher for unaccompanied minors fleeing violence and gangs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

As the U.S. faced a surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the Mexican border over the past couple of years, it developed counter-measures aimed at persuading the Central American kids and their families to stay home rather than gamble with the arduous and dangerous overland route to the U.S. Part of that response was to get the Mexican government to be more diligent at its own southern border and turn back children as they showed up there. That...

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