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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Why not just meet with the National Guard: Obama, Central American Leaders to Meet About Child-Migration Crisis - Leaders to Discuss Steps to Stem Flow of Unaccompanied Children to U.S. Border

From The Wall Street Journal:

WASHINGTON—The presidents of three Central American countries at the heart of the child-migration crisis will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss steps to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S., the administration said.
The meeting, set for this coming Friday, comes as the U.S. struggles with a surge of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 57,000 minors arrived in the first nine months of this fiscal year, with the total expected to reach 90,000 by fall.
Mr. Obama recently asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to respond to the surge. Lawmakers are also considering whether to change U.S. law to speed deportations, an effort aimed in part at discouraging future migrants.

American officials are pressing Central American governments to work harder to deter their citizens from making the often perilous and sometimes fatal trip across Mexico to the U.S. border. They are also asking Central American leaders to prepare to receive a surge of children the U.S. hopes to send back home.
In addition, the U.S. wants Guatemala and Mexico to interdict migrants before they cross into Mexico en route to the U.S.
The statement from the White House said the leaders would also discuss how to address the underlying issues of poverty and security in the region that prompt Central Americans to leave their countries.


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