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Why Aren't Child Migrants Fleeing to the U.S. From Nicaragua?

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Alex Nowrasteh

Explaining why Nicaraguan unaccompanied children migrants are not part of the recent surge may help explain why so many are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras -- the so-called Northern Triangle. Nicaragua has low rates of violent crime, gang membership, and fewer family connections to the United States than the Northern Triangle.