Immigration and How it's Being Dealt With

In the summer of 2014, the Obama Administration had a problem. As Congress was debating comprehensive immigration reform, tens of thousands of children, and in many cases their mothers, fled gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala and were turning up at the US border. So the US made an expensive deal with Mexico to keep these desperate women and children from ever reaching the U.S. border. It would encourage Mexico "to interdict the flow of illegal migrants from Central America bound for the United States," according to Homeland Security Secretary Jed Johnson. At the same time, it would establish an alternative: a safe and orderly way for Central American children to apply for refugee status from their own countries to join parents who were already lawfully in the United States. The result was often a fast bus ride back from Mexico to the deadly places people had fled with no real opportunity for protection, either in Mexico or back in their home countries. The Mexican government reported a 79 percent increase in the number of Central Americans deported from Mexico in the first four months of 2015. So essentially, the opposite from what intended was what happened. The immigrants ended up back in danger and possibly even more danger for having fled. So what was this whole initiative for!? It meant well but if anything only negatively affected the immigrants from Central America. Kids and families end up suffering and that is not right. I think something seriously needs to be done about the way "illegal" immigration is handled all around North America. What do you think could be a reasonable solution? One that won't be bad for either parties involved.

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