Prospects for Reform as the Border Crisis Continues
Joins us as Doug Farah, Americas Program senior associate, president of IBI Consultants, and expert on Central America, explains what the U.S. Government's failure to act might mean for unaccompanied Central American children, for the United States, and for the region.
In early July, President Obama submitted a supplemental request of $3.7 billion in emergency funding from the U.S. Congress to deal with the recent influx of unaccompanied Central American children illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. A stop-gap measure, the request faltered in Congress, subject to both criticism on both sides of the aisle. To date, the issue remains unresolved—but the political, social, and economic implications of inaction are too important to ignore.
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CSIS Americas Program