Jul 18 2014

Award Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario on Central American Children as Refugees

The phenomenon of child migration from Latin America is hardly new. Years ago, before it landed on the US news radar, thousands of children were already jumping on top of trains and making the perilous journey into the US. One American reporter retraced the journey herself to get to the heart of the important questions of what motivates the migration, what are the dangers and difficulties migrants face, and what happens to families when they are separated.

Her name is Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, based on a series of prize winning reports she wrote for the LA Times. Enrique’s Journey has been published in eight languages and has been adopted by 54 universities and scores of high schools nationwide. It garnered Nazario the Pulitzer prize, the George Polk Award, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and many more.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Sonia Nazario about her book and the current immigration situation.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/Y6SSRH7-5Wc

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  1. linda wittmanon 28 Jul 2014 at 10:49 am

    WHILE WATCHING MS. NAZARIO ON MORNING JOE 7/28/14;
    I NOTED SHE MENTIONED THE REFUGEES IN SYRIA….IN
    CONJUNCTION WITH THE RECENT IMMIGRATION SITUATION IN THE US. MY QUESTION WOULD BE, DO THE TAX PAYERS OF SYRIA PAY FOR THE HOUSING, FEEDING, CLOTHING AND EDUCATION OF THESE REFUGEES??? AND
    HER SOLUTION FOR THE IMMIGRANTS IN THE US WOULD BE TO GET THEM ATTORNIES AND HAVE THEM GO TO COURT TO GIVE THEM DUE PROCESS….WHO WOULD PAY FOR THIS??? AND IN OUR OVER BURDENED LEGAL SYSTEM, WHEN WE CAN’T EVEN GET TO ALL THE LEGAL MATTERS WITH AMERICANS, HOW DOES SHE PROPOSE TO FIT ALL THE IMMIGRANTS INTO THE SCHEDULE? THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER WILL TAKE THE BURDEN OF THIS PROBLEM.
    WHILE IT IS VERY HUMANITARIAN OF MS. NAZARIO TO HELP ALL OF THESE PEOPLE, PERHAPS WE SHOULD LOOK WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES TO HELP OUR OWN PEOPLE. AND THE GOVERNMENTS OF THESE COUNTRIES ARE NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. WE CAN HELP, BUT WE SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO DO IT ALL!
    THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

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