6 Questions We Have About Gov. Rick Perry's Border Plan
5. What will you do to encourage migrants to stay home and not attempt to make their way to the United States?
Many migrants come here fleeing gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
If the National Guard manages to block the flow of unauthorized immigrants, won't they also be stopping people who have legitimate asylum claims from seeking safe haven in the United States?
"Unless you address the root conditions that are giving rise to these flows, it's going to be very difficult to come to a stable solution," said Cynthia J. Arnson, the director of the Latin America program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. "A lot of the people who are trying to get into the United States are simply desperate, and even if they are returned they will try and try again."
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