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Center for the U.S. and Mexico | Mexico Center

Central America's Unaccompanied Minors

Erika De La Garza | Tony Payan

Central America's Unaccompanied Minors.

Nearly 50,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico have poured across the United States’ border with Mexico in the past eight months. While Mexico, the U.S. and the Central American sending countries share responsibility for contributing to the recent surge, they also share the responsibility to find a solution.

Read "Central America's Unaccompanied Minors: Shared Problem, Shared Solution," published by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on July 30, 2014.