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Child Deportees Shot, Killed Upon Return to Honduras: 'They Return Just to Die'

August 18, 2014 (1 min read)

"Like thousands of other undocumented Honduran children deported after having journeyed unaccompanied to the U.S., Sosa faces perilous conditions in the violent neighborhood from which he sought to escape.  "There are many youngsters who only three days after they've been deported are killed, shot by a firearm," said Hector Hernandez, who runs the morgue in San Pedro Sula.  "They return just to die."  At least five, perhaps as many as 10, of the 42 children slain here since February had been recently deported from the U.S., Hernandez said.  Immigrant aid groups and human rights organizers say the Honduran government is ill-equipped to assist children at high risk after they have been returned." - Cindy Carcamo, Aug. 16, 2014.