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Teaching Migrant caravan: What is it and why does it matter?

Migrant caravan: What is it and why does it matter?

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border after travelling more than 4,000km (2,500 miles) from Central America.\n\nThey say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.\n\nMany of them say their goal is to settle in the US despite warnings by US officials that anyone found entering the country illegally will face arrest, prosecution and deportation.

BBC News

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why is the migrant caravan at the US-Mexico border causing controversy in the US?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.3 - Historical Process

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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