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Should the rise of young migrants from Central America be considered a refugee crisis?




On June 18, 2014, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
On June 18, 2014, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
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The increase of young migrants from Central America poses a central dilemma to U.S. policy: how to respond to the surge of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border?

In her latest opinion piece in the New York Times, journalist Sonia Nazario makes the case that the problem should be considered a refugee crisis.