A few bright spots
Fox News Latino quotes the the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with estimates that 60 to 90 percent of the refugees from Central America now in custody in the United States may be eligible for either refugee status or political asylum.
Here in Mexico (and sorry, can’t find it on-line: La Jornada, 26 Junio 2014, page 12) a bill has been introduced in the Chamber of Deputies by PRD Deputy Fernando Zárate to slightly change the immigration laws here, to permit issuing visitor visas for “humanitarian reasons”. As “temporary residents” refugees headed for the United States would be able to travel openly on public transit and would be eligible for legal protection while in the country. IMN (the Mexican immigration service) is also looking at opening transit centers and hostels.
Ideally, the U.S. would stop exploiting Central Americans, shipping weapons and buying drugs, but in the meantime, what I’d really like to see would be passenger trains running from the Guatemalan border to El Paso and Laredo and Nogales… Mexico can absorb some refugees, and can provide some services, but it did not create the crisis, and it’s up to the U.S. to deal with their own mess.