Sunday, October 11, 2015
The US has effectively outsourced the Central American refugee problem to Mexico
Sonia Nazaro has a disturbing front-page article in the New York Times Sunday, “The Refugees at our Door: We’re paying Mexico to keep people from reaching our border, people fleeing violence in Central America”, link here (big illustration online).
The article goes on to say we’ve essentially “outsourced” the Central American refugee problem to Mexico (the biggest problem country is El Salvador, but it may even include Guyana; more about that another time). The film "The Golden Dream" (Movies blog, Sept. 15) presents this problem in docudrama.
The article says we need to cooperate with other countries on this just as Europe does now with Syrians. American charities would have to go a long way (with Catholic Charities leading now).