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Border Surge - It’s Not About Crime and Violence

There is a simple means to determine whether the surge of Central Americans illegally crossing our border is, as the Obama administration maintains, a result of high crime rates and gang violence, or if, as the Guatemalan ambassador said, “Violence is not the reason,” but instead they are economic migrants “trying to reach the American dream.” Look at a map.
The distance from Honduras to the United States is 1500 miles. The distance from Honduras to Nicaragua is zero-zero miles, zero inches, zero nanometers. Honduras may have the world’s highest homicide rate at 90 per 100,000, but Nicaragua ...

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