A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis: Sonia Nazario

A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis: Sonia Nazario

"To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence.  In the meantime, however, we must recognize this as a refugee crisis, as the United Nations just recommended.  These children are facing threats similar to the forceful conscription of child soldiers by warlords in Sudan or during the civil war in Bosnia.  Being forced to sell drugs by narcos is no different from being forced into military service." - Sonia Nazario, July 13, 2014.

- Sonia Nazario is the author of “Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother.”