Latin America

Society
3:48 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

MSU Professor Gives Context to Central American Refugee Crisis

A poster for a campaign targeted at countries where many minors traveling to the U.S. originate. Translation: "I thought it would be easy for my son to get his papers in the North. That wasn't true."
Credit cbp.gov

Thursday, NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Sonia Nazario, the author of "Enrique's Journey," a book about a child from Honduras who reached the United States, and she says many of the thousands of Central American children crossing the U.S. - Mexico border are actually refugees, not migrants who mostly need to be sent home. Murray State College of Humanities and Fine Arts History Professor Dr. Bill Schell's areas of research involve Latin America and Mexico and Kate Lochte asks him about the background for the current spike in numbers of children trying to enter the U.S.