Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.
Coffee growers in Central America are facing a crisis because of a fungus that’s affecting the crop. The “roya” leaf rust fungus makes the plants lose their leaves and destroys some of the coffee beans.
In Guatemala, two-thirds of the coffee is affected and hundreds of thousands of jobs are at risk.
The BBC’s Humphrey Hawksley reports.