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Some Call For More Military Aid To Honduras To Stem Migration

A boy watches as the plane carrying 40 Honduran deportees from the United States at the airport of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on July 14, 2014. A first group of 120 deportees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who had crossed into the United States illegally were repatriated by plane to their countries -- most of them unaccompanied youths. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)
A boy watches as the plane carrying 40 Honduran deportees from the United States at the airport of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on July 14, 2014. A first group of 120 deportees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who had crossed into the United States illegally were repatriated by plane to their countries -- most of them unaccompanied youths. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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