Anyone framing this in a partisan narrative seems to be missing the point, big time.
Under the Bush administration the border was just as porous as it is now. The current criminal in office has continued the human rights nightmare and
complete and utter subjugation of a multitude of countries under US foreign policy and so-called free trade agreements. This is certainly a disaster
of our own making.
A good article I found on the situation:
Frances Robles of The New York Times headlined on July 9th, "Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border" and reported:
More than half of the top 50 Central American cities from which children are leaving for the United States are in Honduras. Virtually none of the
children have come from Nicaragua, a bordering country that has staggering poverty, but not a pervasive gang culture or a record-breaking murder rate.
"Everyone has left," Alan Castellanos, 27, the uncle of Anthony and Kenneth, said in an interview in late May. "How is it that an entire country is
being brought to its knees?"
The answer to that question is remarkably clear, and it started actually in 2009.
In that year, a military coup, which was initiated by fewer than a dozen aristocratic or "oligarchic" families of Honduras, overthrew that country's
popular and democratically elected progressive President Manuel Zelaya. As the present reporter has previously documented in detail, the
then-Secretary-of-State Hillary Clinton immediately after the coup blocked the efforts of virtually all other nations' heads-of-state, they being
opposed to the coup; and she also prevailed upon the then-dithering U.S. President Barack Obama to agree to provide crucially needed ongoing U.S.
military and financial assistance to the coup-imposed government, for a long-enough period of time so that that government could finally become
accepted internationally as the "legitimate government" of Honduras. This legitimation was done by means of the usual rigged "elections," in which the
post-coup "interim government" was replaced by a head-of-state whom the voters selected from a pre-screened field of candidates whose every member was
approved by the controlling council of oligarchs -- those very same ruling families who had overthrown Zelaya. The names of those families are
included in my previous news-report, along with the details of how Clinton, Obama, and all congressional Republicans (then under the guidance of the
head of the Heritage Foundation, the former U.S. Senator, Jim DeMint), propped up and sustained Honduras's dictators in power.
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