Jasmin

Sonia with Jasmín in Florida September 2014.

Sonia with Jasmín in Florida September 2014.

Jasmín stands in front of the White House in June, 2013. She was in Washington D.C. attending a conference for school safety volunteers.

Jasmín stands in front of the White House in June, 2013. She was in Washington D.C. attending a conference for school safety volunteers.

Each day, Jasmín would don a reflective belt and help her fellow elementary school students cross the street and arrive safely to school.

Each day, Jasmín would don a reflective belt and help her fellow elementary school students cross the street and arrive safely to school.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín with younger brother Daniel Enrique, 2013.

Jasmín with younger brother Daniel Enrique, 2013.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Enrique's paternal grandmother María stands in front of her Tegucigalpa home and holds Jasmín in 2003.

Enrique’s paternal grandmother María stands in front of her Tegucigalpa home and holds Jasmín in 2003.

María Isabel and her daughter Jasmín in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

María Isabel and her daughter Jasmín in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín and her mother María Isabel in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín and her mother María Isabel in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín plays outside her maternal grandmother's home in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín plays outside her maternal grandmother’s home in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín in 2003 in Tegucigalpa.

Jasmín in 2003 in Tegucigalpa.

Jasmín views photos of her father in 2003.

Jasmín views photos of her father in 2003.

Enrique's daughter Jasmín, 3, in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Enrique’s daughter Jasmín, 3, in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

 

Updates

Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching and bearing witness to the atrocities, as well as those people and programs making progress in counteracting violence, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but the U.S.'s best interests.

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The only way to really slow the flow of migrants coming to the U.S. unlawfully from Central America is to help fix what's pushing them out of the most violent countries on earth. Finally, the U.S. is doing something right in Central America--helping to fund efforts to reduce violence. Pastor Daniel Pacheco is leading the effort to cut violence in one of the worst neighborhoods in Honduras. He puts himself in the line of fire to help bring peace to his neighborhood. He needs our help. If you were moved by the story of Pastor Daniel Pacheco that was featured in my NY Times piece on August 14, 2016, please donate whatever you can HERE : https://www.gofundme.com/2hfvbuk

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