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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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Immigration won't stop. It has been a part of our history since the begging of time and it will not change. People know that there are countries that they can go and have better chances at getting a job or supporting their families in their original countries. The United States especially has to have an immigration reform, and soon. Most of the central American population that migrates, travel there. Most of the migrants are undocumented, so the USA doesn't have access to all the people that arrive, or who they are. If you open your doors, allow people to travel a safe and secure way, the USA might have more control of who enters and leaves the country.
As we can see, the harsh immigration policy of capture and deport are making the smuggling illegal actors get more money and risk more lives, because the people looking for a better life, won't stop with more border patrol or a more tall and bigger wall.