BORDER CRISIS MYTHBUSTER

Please click on the link below to see a chart from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service about the current border crisis. Some of the myths that are debunked are: “Just children are crossing the border for refuge”(many are families); “This crisis is happening because of weak immigration enforcement and poor border security”(the crisis is happening because of the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala cannot protect their people); “Önly immigrants who pose a risk to our communities are detained” (many are mothers and children fleeing for their lives); “Children are crossing the border because of U.S. immigration laws (no recent laws provide benefits to any individuals arriving without documentation).

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