Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are encouraging their countries’ young people to head north to the United States, promising them an easy life courtesy of the welcoming Obama administration.
“During their stay, in addition to accommodations and food, children
receive English classes, play sports and participate in targeted
programs while immigration authorities contact their families,” La
Prensa of Honduras wrote, Newsmax reported Wednesday.
Diario El Mundo in El Salvador, meanwhile, quoted Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson as praising the Obama administration’s Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“Almost all agree that a child who crossed the border illegally with
their parents, or in search of a father or a better life, was not making
an adult choice to break our laws and should be treated differently
than adult violators of the law,” he told the paper.
President Obama enacted the policy in 2012, granting temporary legal status