America has trouble coping with refugees from countries to the south, as reported by Julia Preston's Hope and Despair as Families Languish in Texas Immigration Centers (New York Times, June 14, 2015)
Comments on her article include:
- As your article makes clear, many Central American families have been held in United States detention for months, with some held nearly a year.
- Too many are asked to pay prohibitively high amounts to secure release from detention, even though they are indigent.
- - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/opinion/the-detention-of-immigrant-families-from-central-america.html
- Providing adequate funding to change conditions in these countries is unquestionably the investment we need to make....