For John, BLUF: This immigration thing is not going away, in that the immigrants are driven by drought and violence. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Surely someone in Government saw this coming. Someone in CIA? Someone in Department of States? Maybe someone in the Department of Agriculture or Treasury?
This is a short blurb with some statistics, but what it points to, inevitably, is the fact that, as often happens with drought, mass migration follows.♠
This Reuters report is from The International Herald Tribune. The dateline is Friday, 29 August, and the headline is "Central America Hit by Severe Drought".
A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America, and as many as 2.8 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Program said Friday. The drought, which is also affecting South America, has been particularly hard on southern Guatemala, northernHonduras and western El Salvador. Guatemala declared a state of emergency after 256,000 families lost their crops.♥Regards — Cliff
♠ As old as the Bible. Isn't that how Jacob and his sons ended up in Egypt? (Genesis 42)
♥ I would think 256,000 families works out to more than a million people.