The Monitor's View Big hearts toward Central America's child migrants

The surge of child migrants over the US border may only continue if Americans don't open their hearts to the countries of origin – Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.



The United States, which is already home to a fifth of the world’s illegal migrants, is in a political crisis over a surge of unaccompanied children from Central America. More than 57,000 have crossed the border since last year. The issue of what to do with them is difficult enough for a divided Washington. But the Obama administration projects another 150,000 might try to enter the US over the next year.