The march of more than 50,000-plus unaccompanied minors across Central America crossing the United States border is the result of one generation’s aftermath of the Reagan administration’s funding of civil war throughout Central America, namely Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. The lack of U.S. retribution to repair the damage inflicted to Central America through overt and covert funding to right-wing military massacres of peasants during the 1980s has led to the migration of the next hopeless, homeless and jobless generation of minors. Instead of turning them away, our government should embrace them or contribute to rebuilding the domestic infrastructure of these Central American countries.
Jackie Gross, Key Biscayne
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