Structural Causes Of Migration To The United States

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Recent Honduran migrants to the US are younger on average and include more children. While in the initial wave, approximately 80 percent of migrants were 25 or older, this age group accounted for 70 percent of those arriving in the US between 2010 and 2013; instead, more than a quarter of migrants were 15 or younger during this period, suggesting more family migration and reunification. The recent surge in child migrants to the US has led to a joint effort with El Salvador and Guatemala, both of which experienced a similar exodus, to address the structural causes of migration. Fleeing poverty, lack of opportunity and some of the highest crime rates in the world, the number of unaccompanied minors from Honduras detained at the US-Mexico border

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