A Central American migrant looks on from a fence at Madre Assunta Institute, a shelter for migrant women and children in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on July 13, 2019. - Asylum seekers in the US are overflowing shelters in Mexico waiting for their claims to be processed. (Photo by Eduardo Jaramillo Castro / AFP) (Photo credit should read EDUARDO JARAMILLO CASTRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Néstor Enrique Cruz (Letters, August 14) argues that finding a solution to the mass migration from Latin America is difficult, if not impossible, if one wants to help those migrants while also admitting that major causes of the migration is the result of conditions in the migrants’ home countries.

I disagree. The solution quite clearly lies in increased foreign aid aimed at addressing the problems causing migrants to seek a better life, combined with domestic legislation ensuring that those who continue to seek asylum receive due process and are treated humanely.

Eliza Patterson
Paris, France

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