Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program is interviewed on CSPAN about the growing unaccompanied minor immigration crisis. The interview is in three parts and can be accessed via the links below.
"52,000 young people, minors, have shown up at the border since October of last year, with maybe as many as 60,000 coming before the end of the year.
There are probably three factors. First there's historic migration from Central America [...] A second factor is economic. This is a region that is extremely poor [...] and the third, and this is the more recent phenomonon, has been a dramatic increase in homocides and violence related to two things; one drug trafficking, and the other gangs in those countries."