Friday, July 25, 2014

Obama weighs the idea of allowing Central American children file for asylum while still at home : what would that demand of ordinary Americans?


President Obama is said to be weighing offering refugee status to children still in Honduras or possibly other Central American countries while the children are still there, on a case-by-case basis, were danger from gang violence can be shown, according to a Time Magazine story by Denver Nicks, link here. his would sound problematic.  Would a child get status only if prospective sponsors or foster or adoptive parents stepped up in the United States?  How could this work?  Would faith-based groups get involved, pressuring their members?
    

The Christian Science Monitor, in a story by Francine Kiefer, reports that Central American politicians have told Obama, as he meets with them, “we can’t do it alone”, story here. Does that get personal? 

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