BY N24 Correspondent, WASHINGTON DC:- Prevalence of gang fights related to drugs, other heinous crimes, poverty, deprivation and Covid-19 pandemic have made the children of Central American region vulnerable to sexual exploitation, starvation and ultimate suffering at the hands of the middle men involved in human trafficking.
Those children have no parents or guardians and possess no legal documents, yet they are attempting to flee to the US to escape from the lasting agonies and suffering in their home countries born out of bad governance and poor management.
According to the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), last month alone, more than 5,800 undocumented kids, accompanied by none, attempted to cross into the US.
This trend, however, is not a new phenomenon. In 2019, more than 76,000 children without parents, guardians and documents were arrested at the US-Mexico border for attempting to enter into the US.
Biden Administration, in regard to immigration reform, has announced that its focus will be on improving good governance and management system in Central and South American countries, so that the influx of people towards the US could be lowered to a significant level.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, meanwhile, has stressed that this is not the time to enter into the US.
“Now is not the time to come, and the vast majority of people will be turned away. Asylum processes at the border will not occur immediately; it will take time to implement,” Press Secretary Psaki was earlier quoted as saying.