Why child migrants are not coming from Nicaragua


Some facts from the Cato Institute:

  • Nicaragua has low rates of violent crime, gang membership, and fewer family connections to the United States than Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
  • Nicaragua has a much lower homicide rate than those countries. According to the United Nations, there has been a dramatic increase in murder rates across Central America since 2006 — except in Nicaragua.
  • Nicaraguan gang membership is low compared to other nations in Latin America. The numbers are so low they don’t merit close recording.

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