New Trump policy deterring illegal migrants

Daily News Article - April 17, 2017

Questions

1. How did the number/percent of parents with children illegally crossing the border from Mexico into U.S. change from December 2016 to March 2017?

2. For what two reasons was DHS focusing on this group?

3. What policies has DHS discussed and/or implemented to stop the flow of women and children coming across the border?

4. From para. 8: “To date, it has been the threat of new policies rather than their implementation that has suppressed family migration.” Why do you think this is so?

5. Why do you think it is especially dangerous for women and/or children to cross the border illegally? — What types of threats / danger do they face?

6. What do you think of President Trump’s efforts to deter people people from attempting to enter the U.S. illegally? Is it good policy to try to deter them from attempting to make the dangerous journey in the first place?