Why Trump's immigration crackdown won't stem flow of Central Americans

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The majority of migrants from a trio of countries are fleeing grinding poverty or the rampant gang and drug-related violence

“There are those who migrate to El Norte because of poverty. There are those who migrate to reunite with family members. And there are those … who don’t migrate. They flee,” wrote Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez in his 2010 book about the perilous pilgrimage that thousands of Central Americans make to the United States each year.

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