Central American leaders blame US for border crisis

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/24/presidents-of-honduras-guatemala-blame-us-for-bord/

    A day before meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala blamed the wave of unaccompanied children inundating the U.S. on American foreign policy and on gridlock in Congress over immigration reform.

    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said ambiguity in Washington’s immigration debate has helped human smugglers, called “coyotes,” convince Central Americans that they can stay in the U.S. if they make the long, illegal journey.
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    Lulz.

    It's our fault they can't create a country people can live in, in anything other than abject poverty? Or that San Pedro Sula has the highest murder rate on the planet and the two countries generally are among the most dangerous in the world? Or that they can't prosecute the coyotes? Or that they can't get the word out that people coming here don't get a free pass?
    But yeah, it's our fault.
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    On their part this is a safety valve that is taking pressure off their economy so I don't think they were that concerned. On the other hand there is ambiguity with our immigration system as a whole.

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