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Stephen Colbert Blasts Congress Members for Saying Central America Safe for Kids, but Not for Them

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Posted on Jul 23, 2014
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Though Rep. Steve Pearce deemed Honduras and Guatemala sufficiently secure for the child refugees at the U.S. border to be returned home there, he and the rest of the seven member delegation sent to assess the situation in Central America rarely left their hotel during their two-day trip for fear of “dangers.”

At the very worst, as the comedian points out on Tuesday’s “The Colbert Report,” if it’s true what Pearce claims and the children are escaping for “economic reasons,” not “physical dangers,” they’re just running away from “starvation.” And that’s not so bad, right?

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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