Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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In 2014 there has been a pick in the number of children trying to cross the US-Mexico border. This has provoked heated debates on the relevance on a human rights framework when looking at migrations from South to North America.
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Migrant children


An adult is expected to be able to take care of himself, while a child (even 17year old) is supposed to be taken care of. It is a difficult moral problem, what to do with a migrant child. There is no good solution: accepting all children and giving them proper care might push many poor parents to send their offsprings to another country, making the problem dramatically worse.

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