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By Ann Markusen
Community Columnist 

Central American refugees are fleeing terror, qualify for sanctuary


March 8, 2019

Claims that Central American refugees are coming northward seeking jobs, not sanctuary, are misleading. Those refugees face political, economic, religious, and criminal terror that drives them, mostly women and children, to walk thousands of miles to apply for asylum in the United States. They, too, are making, an arduous journey, looking for a life to rebuild in a safe, free environment. They, too, never wanted to leave their homes but were given little choice.

Like Eastern European Jews, many other Europeans were driven out by severe forms of terror and dispossession over the 19th and 20...

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