by Christopher Koopman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research; Josh T. Smith, Research Manager
Posted December 13, 2018 In Scholar Commentary

AP Photo/Gregory Bull
AP Photo/Gregory Bull

Recently, the migrant caravan of nearly 7,000 people traveling from South and Central America reached the U.S.-Mexico border. The group, half of whom are girls and women, were met with tear gas and thousands of U.S. military troops as they attempted to cross into America between Tijuana and San Diego.

What drives people to face the danger of walking thousands of miles, taking on the U.S. military, and facing down tear gas to enter America? …

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