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Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

16 July 2014 No Comment

 by David Bacon
July 16, 2014

The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks.  The mainstream media has run dozens of stories blaming families, especially mothers, for sending or bringing their children north….All of this ignores the real reasons families take the desperate measures of leaving home and trying to cross the border.  Media coverage focuses on gang violence in Central America, as though it was spontaneous and unrelated to a history of U.S.-promoted wars and a policy of mass deportations.

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