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The Monitor's View Addressing fears of would-be migrants

Both the US and the EU are trying a new approach to mass migration: reducing the fear or desperation of people tempted to flee their country. For the US, the tactic may be working in Central America.

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Last year, the United States and European Union each adopted a new kind of response to the rapid rise of refugees and migrants into their countries. Rather than simply play defense to the onslaught of people, they decided to change the thinking of people who might be tempted, out of fear or desperation, to flee their native lands.

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