Author: Regina Park

Regina is currently in Washington, D.C, pursuing her academic interests; International Relations, Journalism and Mass Communications. Regina's future plans include working as a foreign correspondent in East Asia!

SEATTLE — On July 26, the White House substantially expanded the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program to admit refugee children and their families. According to The New York Times, children, siblings older than 21, parents and other members of an extended family from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have the opportunity to apply to the new program. Here are seven facts about Guatemalan refugees that will shed some light on their current predicament: The U.S. initially sparked the refugee crisis in Central America. The history of unrest in Guatemala can be traced back to 1954, when the CIA led the overthrow of populist President…

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