Who are refugees?
The number of people displaced around the world—70 million—is greater than the combined populations of California and Texas. And children, who comprise about 30% of the world’s population, account for half of the world’s refugees.
Children and families from Central America are fleeing to the United States from some of the most violent countries in the world. We must continue to seek solutions that address the root causes of these issues without neglecting those who have fallen victim to broken systems at home and at our border.