Instability, economic issues, and violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are pushing those countries’ citizens to migrate north to Mexico and the U.S. This perilous journey is dangerous for them and is also creating a refugee crisis on America’s southern border. Addressing the root causes of instability in the Northern Triangle countries will decrease the reasons pushing those countries’ citizens to migrate to the U.S. and elsewhere.
As sovereign governments, the governments of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala should be responsible for solving their own domestic issues on their own. The United States’ only obligation to these countries’ governments are to keep migrants from those countries who are attempting to enter the U.S. illegally out and to return them to the countries they came from when caught within U.S. borders.