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Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Set Out For U.S. Border

Associate Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition about motivations causing Central American children to flee.

"I was in the poor communities outside of the capital, Tegulcigalpa, and they said that several months ago coyotes, the traffickers, started coming around and sort of making this pitch to people.  Because the situation is so violent and because there is such an absence of any real state presence that could protect them, that could provide for them, they are very vulnerable to these kind of pitches to 'go now, you can be with your parents.' Parents in the U.S. are actually sending money, saying, 'come now.' There's a lot of confusion."

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