Lessons from the Last Central American Crisis
TIMES of San Diego -- Everard Meade, PhD, is director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.
The current crush of Central American children crossing the border has re-ignited a smoldering immigration debate.
But, there’s widespread agreement on the immediate response — detaining and deporting children as swiftly as possible, encouraging regional governments to do the same, and publicizing these measures in order to deter others from coming.
If history is any guide, this policy is likely to fail. (Full Story)