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September 7, 2014: Walking Through Conflict Zones, Driving 200 Miles Per Hour and More

“America’s attention shifted earlier this summer to a border crisis years in the making. Thousands of children from Central America streamed across the border, overwhelming border patrol agents and straining the resources of a child welfare system already working overtime. But National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jason De Leon, Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, explains that this has been happening in large numbers for the past 4 years. De Leon provides cameras to migrants preparing to cross into the United States from Mexico so he can better understand the challenges that they face, but points out that the most dangerous part of the journey for the vulnerable Nicaraguan and Honduran children come well before they reach their point of entry into the United States.”

Listen to this radio interview here.