Latin American Program in the News: Ad campaign denying legalization aimed at parents of children surging across border

The Washington Times

Jul 02, 2014

"Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, said the message could help if it’s run broadly enough.

 

“It depends. Do they put up a couple of billboards, or are they really getting the word out on radio, on television and just sending this massive kind of message?” she said.

 

But she cautioned that the PR campaign won’t address the structural issues of violence and poverty — what analysts call the “push factors” — that are spurring the children to flee."

 

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