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Central America to ask for US aid to stem immigration

Published on Jul 20, 2014 7:04 AM
 
Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez addresses the audience during a Conference on Unaccompanied Child Migrants in Tegucigalpa on July 16, 2014. The leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala plan to ask US President Barack Obama for help funding projects to stem immigration during White House talks next week. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN SALVADOR (AFP) - The leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala plan to ask US President Barack Obama for help funding projects to stem immigration during White House talks next week.

The Presidents will meet on Friday over the humanitarian crisis triggered by some 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have travelled illegally to the United States since October.

"We want to discuss with Obama structural measures, by which we mean investing in the immigrants' communities of origin to generate opportunities and create more security for our people," Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez told state television Channel 10.

The Central American leaders plan to request employment and security aid when they meet with Mr Obama.

 
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