Some Call For More Military Aid To Honduras To Stem Migration
Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake say they plan to introduce a bill that would address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing into the U.S.
Among other things, the bill would make foreign assistance to Mexico and Central American countries contingent on their securing their borders.
But some say that’s the wrong way to go, especially in Honduras. The country now has the highest murder rate in the world, driven in part by gang violence.
Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank, is calling for increased support for the Honduran government to stem the violence that’s pushing migration into the U.S. He joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain.
- Read Mike Gonzalez’s op-ed “Obama’s Central American Follies”
- Read the Heritage Foundation’s policy statement on the immigration surge
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