The old adage, “East, West, home is best” has not had any significance in some parts of Central America for a long period. The refugee migration from Central America to the United States is not a new phenomenon. For many years, the escalating violence and gang warfare, and runaway corruption in Central America, particularly in the Northern Triangle of Central America, which comprises three nations, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, have forced thousands of families to flee with their children. The three nations are regarded as the most dangerous parts on earth. A large number of Central Americans have become refugees and have continued to migrate to the United States for safety and security. The refugee migration to the United States from Central America has continued to be a hot topic. In fact, it is a topic, which a large number of people have continued to talk about and that calls for a serious conversation.
The topic is significant in that many Central Americans, especially in the Northern Triangle of Central America, continue to be at high risk of violent recruitment into crime, rape, or death. According to the United Nations, the Central America refugee crisis has become a humanitarian crisis. A serious conversation about this issue is needed since as per the current circumstances, the lives of thousands of Central Americans hang in the balance. In other words, this topic needs to be understood due to the current humanitarian crisis in Central America.
Additionally, this topic is significant because the future of some of the Central American nations is doomed. It is said that the children of today are tomorrow’s future. The Central America refugee crisis continues to force a large number of parents to flee with their children. Thus, some Central American nations, particularly those countries that are considered the most dangerous nations in the earth, continue to be deprived of their tomorrow’s future. Sadly, some children from Central America make the dangerous journey to the U.S. unaccompanied. These children are at high risk of rape, human trafficking, and death. Consequently, the refugee migration to the United States needs to be understood well to save not only these children but also their families and the future of their nations.
There is an urgent need for all the countries across the world to work in partnership if the Central America refugee crisis is to be a thing of the past. The burden should not be left to the United States only. Nations, particularly the industrialized nations, should desist from treating the Central American refugees as somebody else’s problem. They should help the governments in Central America nations deal with the refugee crisis by, for example, providing the necessary help to reduce and prevent escalating violence and gang warfare. The U.S. and the other countries ought to offer protection to the central America refugees rather than threatening to shut down their borders and repatriating these immigrants. The Central America refugee crisis is not a new issue. It is a humanitarian crisis that has continued to exist over the decades, but nothing has been done to avert it to save lives. Sadly, this tells us that we have become a society that neither cares nor values human life.
The Central America refugee crisis is a big challenge for not only the U.S. but also for the international community and the entire society. This humanitarian crisis challenges the cooperation and interdependence of society. Cooperation is an important characteristic of society in that it plays a significant role in its formation. Nonetheless, the continued central America refugee crisis challenges this important characteristic of society. The members of society have failed to address this issue by working in cooperation, which explains why it has persisted over the years.
Interdependence is also an important characteristic of society. The continued refugee migration to the United States from Central America challenges the interdependence, which is visible in each aspect of society. The refugee crisis in Central America has continued because of the interdependence nature of society. In essence, the Central American nations from which these refugees migrate from do not stop them from migrating due to the interdependence nature of society. Nonetheless, the persistence of the Central America refugee crisis and the shutting down of the nation’s borders to prevent refugees from seeking asylum demonstrates that contemporary society no longer values interdependence.
The Central America refugee crisis has persisted not due to the lack of knowledge about Central America or lack of reading and writing in Central America. Instead, this problem has persisted owing to the failure of the countries to work together to address it. It is high time for governments from different parts of the world to come together and address this humanitarian crisis once and for all.
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