In an attempt to manage the extraordinary influx of minors entering the United States without authorization, the U.S. has flown thousands of children back to their home countries with fatal consequences. According to Think Progress, at least five to 10 children deported back to Honduras since February end up murdered, often in retaliation for their attempt to flee.
In late 2013, the U.S. Border Patrol seized roughly 63,000 children, ranging from as young as 5-years-old to 17-years-old, crossing the southern U.S. border in what has been called the Central American child migrant crisis. The Committee for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras is calling the migration an urgent humanitarian situation as many of the children are forced to flee due to gang violence, extreme poverty, and irrevocably broken homes.
Considering Honduras has the highest murder rate than any other country in the world, the migration is not surprising.
Despite U.S. attempts to provide financial aid to the Honduran government, in the sum of $18.5 million, to help support the local police and government in its efforts to regain stability, children flown back to Honduras face the same dire conditions.
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