Appalachian’s Dr. Jon Carter offers historical context for ‘migrant caravan,’ points to U.S. free-trade policies of 1990s

Why are thousands of Hondurans migrating en masse to the U.S. border? Appalachian State University sociocultural anthropologist Dr. Jon Carter points to the region’s economic history of the past 25 years — including Americans’ desire for drugs and cheap goods.

Dr. Jon Carter, who has researched undocumented migration from Honduras for 20 years. Photo by Chase Reynolds
Published: Nov 5, 2018 8:26am