America’s Forbidding Legacy on the Southern Border

OpEd: A source of the migration influx from Central America is “America’s indiscriminate and criminal meddling” in that region.

by Stephen Schlessinger. Read more on PassBlue.

Vice President Kamala Harris is now in charge of resolving the migration problem at the United States-Mexico border. The author, a US historian, argues that one source that has been driving the migration influx from Central America is “America’s indiscriminate and criminal meddling” in that region over seven-plus decades. A caravan of migrants reaching Mexico, above, in November 2018. RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ/IOM

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