August 14, 2014

Are Central American Kids the New Boat People?

Bill Frelick, Politico

The Associated Press

The Haitian and Vietnamese in-country processing programs—ironically and perversely—required that people who wanted to apply not be afraid to wait for the prolonged process to conclude and not be so afraid of their government’s reaction that they would avoid seeking permission to leave. Both programs indeed benefited thousands of people, but both also looked very much like immigration programs masquerading as refugee programs.

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TAGGED: Vietnam, Haiti, Central America, United States, Texas, Migrants, Immigration

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