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
"It is important to note that adding more boots on the ground would do little or nothing to stem the flow of children across the border. The real solutions lie in addressing the push factors in the source countries," writes Christopher Wilson and Eric Olson.
Director Jane Harman discusses the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians and the immigration crisis on CBS News' Talk of the Nation with Gerald Seib, Danielle Pletka, and Nia-Malika Henderson.
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.
Associate Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition about motivations causing Central American children to flee.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about economic problems in Brazil, despite hosting the World Cup.
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on "BBC World News America" providing insight on the current border crisis.
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.
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on The Wall Street Journal and provides his thoughts regarding a solution to the immigration crisis.
"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.