A new swarm of migration looms on the horizon

Article publisher: 
Dallas News
Article date: 
September 1, 2014
Article category: 
National News
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The swarm of immigrants who came across the border this year, including more than 60,000 unaccompanied minors, could wind up paling in comparison to an immigration crisis looming on the horizon. Famine is a growing concern across Central America because of persistent drought ...

In many cases, migrants were in contact with family members already in the United States and saw this country as the quickest and easiest way to escape a life of misery ...

In July, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona proposed using the threat of an aid cutoff to pressure Central American governments into cooperating to stem the flow of migrants northward. This newspaper agreed with the idea of making the threat — just to get those nations’ attention. The strategy worked ...