Central America News

U.S. Lawmakers Probe Root Causes of Border Crisis

Jul 16, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson's comments at a Congressional hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee are quoted in this article.

Eric Olson Testified Before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Jul 15, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border

Poverty, violence fuel exodus of youths from Honduras to U.S.

Jul 12, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in an article on Dallas Morning News about the endemic violence in Honduras causing young people to flee.

Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Set Out For U.S. Border

Jul 10, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition about motivations causing Central American children to flee.

Unaccompanied Migrants Crisis

Jul 10, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on "BBC World News America" providing insight on the current border crisis.
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Eric Olson on the Influx of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Jul 09, 2014
Eric Olson is interviewed on C-Span's Washington Journal about the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. southern border from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, based on his time in those countries.

Is There a Solution to the Immigration Crisis?

Jul 09, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on The Wall Street Journal and provides his thoughts regarding a solution to the immigration crisis.
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A Worrying Trend With No Quick Fix

Jul 09, 2014
"The so-called surge of unaccompanied children is really a trend that has been growing over the last few years and is the result of an accumulating set of factors that show no signs of improving, and that are independent from the messages high level U.S. officials want to send," writes Eric Olson.

Latin American Program in the News: Ad campaign denying legalization aimed at parents of children surging across border

Jul 02, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the new ad campaign that is being implemented throughout Central America in an attempt to stop the influx of young migrants into the United States. The campaign aims to correct false rumors about immigration to the United States in hopes that fewer families will send their children across the border.

Latin American Program in the News: Child Migrants

Jun 30, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Direcor Eric L. Olson discusses the growing number of unaccompanied minors migrating into the United States.

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