Washington, DC – Addressing the surge of children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the borders of the U.S. and other countries is a humanitarian crisis, not a political football.  As Leslie Velez of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees recently told National Journal, “It’s a humanitarian crisis in the region.  The numbers are alarming,… Continue »

Check out this fact sheet released today, “Myths and Facts on the Central American Migration Surge” from the Society of Jesus in the United States and the Washington Office on Latin America. View the original fact sheet here. Myths and Facts on Central American Migration Surge

Former acting commissioner of the US Customs & Border Patrol Agency Jason Ahern spoke with Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning about children at the border, and called the issue an “international humanity crisis.” Ahern emphasized the plight of the children and said that they are coming to the US to flee violence — a large number… Continue »