Officials: Immigrants Are Using Facebook to Make It to America
For immigrants seeking to start a new life in the United States, social media can be an unlikely ally
A new report in Reuters states that Facebook and other social media sites are helping to fuel an influx in immigration of Central Americans to the United States, citing officials in the U.S. and Honduras. These officials say that migrants are increasingly logging online for many aspects of their voyage across the border from Mexico, from planning the journey to making the journey to keeping in touch with family after the journey.
The report comes as drug violence in Central America continues to increase the number of immigrants coming to the United States. The number of unaccompanied children and teenagers crossing into the U.S. is expected to reach as many as 90,000 by the end of 2014 in what Barack Obama called “a humanitarian crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border Read more…
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