No easy solutions for child migrant crisis

by Dan Bobkoff, Marketplace World

Jul 25, 2014

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“There’s lots more that can be done to beef up border enforcement. But the real long term solution is to address the main drivers of migration,” says Cindy Arnson, director of the Latin American program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  

Those drivers include ineffective institutions, poor security, and lack of opportunity. 

The President has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the immediate issue. Most of that appropriation would go to border enforcement and immigration courts. 

Arnson expects Latin American leaders to say the U.S. has a shared responsibility in solving the crisis.

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