Why are Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S.?

Why are Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S.?
Yes, there is a crisis at our southern border, as hundreds of thousands of migrants have made the arduous, treacherous, and very long journey from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and several other countries to seek asylum in the United States. There is a certain irony here — the U.S., to which they make their asylum appeals, is the very country whose interference in the internal affairs of their home countries over the last 65 years, has left behind a legacy of right wing, often military governments, many imposed upon the people by CIA funded and directed over-throws of officials elected by the people. Their priority then becomes the protection of U.S. business interests and their own wealthy elite, and the suppression of any movements or ideas for improvements in the standard of living for the vast majority of people they are supposed to serve.
These are the root causes of the current migrations, which are never presented by our mainstream media. The conditions of widespread unemployment and thus poverty on a massive scale, along with drug dealing and violent gang activity, have convinced people that their only hope for a safer and better life is to flee toward the North, to the wealthiest country in the world.
To show solidarity with migrant & refugee communities, please call
Senator Patty Murray, 206-553-5545 & Senator Maria Cantwell-206-220-6400
End U.S. wars, military and covert intervention in Central America
and offer asylum now!
Seattle Anti-War Coalition: seattleantiwarcoalition.blogspot.com

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