Stronger Neighbors - Stronger Borders: Addressing the Root Causes of the Migration Surge from Central America

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Under the guidance of Senator Thomas R. Casper, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a Minority Staff report focusing on the recent substantial increase of immigration from the Northern Triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) to the United States border, and abroad more generally. The report looks into ways to more adequately manage this influx from a logistical perspective, and explores possible causes of this increase in migration. The report finds that the material conditions and lack of opportunity within these countries have resulted in mass migration to other countries. Furthermore, the report comes to the conclusion that the best way to properly manage the situation is to increase monetary support and political efforts in the Northern Triangle which will hopefully result in better conditions for the people of these countries.
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