Karen Jacobsen explains why job creation will not stop flow of Honduran migrants

August 2019

On August 29, 2019, Karen Jacobsen published an Op-ed in the Globe Post. The article explains why the Mexican job creation program in Honduras will not stem the flow of migrants to the U.S. She points out that:

“The Central American country has the sad fate of being both one of the poorest and one of the most violent countries in the world. Violence is mostly a problem in the cities, where gangs extort people, especially the poor who have no power.

Desperate mothers do not send their children alone on the dangerous journey north because they don’t have jobs. Young men fleeing gang violence would still be a target in Honduras if they had jobs.”

Read the full Op-ed here.

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