A woman carrying a child (L) picks up the child's mother (R) after the latter, a deportee, arrived, outside the airport in San Salvador August 11, 2014. While the White House says the number of ... more 
A woman carrying a child (L) picks up the child's mother (R) after the latter, a deportee, arrived, outside the airport in San Salvador August 11, 2014. While the White House says the number of Central American child migrants crossing the U.S. border has fallen sharply, the big unanswered question remains why. The U.S. government has pointed to the seasonal weather. However, Reuters reporting in southern Mexico and Central America shows it is due to a combination of factors, including tighter border policing, horror tales told by deportees who grappled with drug gangs, an advertising blitz touting the dangers of making the journey and the high-profile arrests of several human smugglers, or coyotes. Picture taken August 11, 2014. To match Insight USA-IMMIGRATION/DECLINE REUTERS/Jessica Orellana (EL SALVADOR - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS TRANSPORT) less 
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Tue, Aug 12, 2014 1:03 AM EDT