Washington and Central American Ambassadors Trade Blame for Humanitarian Crisis on U.S. Border (Video)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– Someone has to be blamed for the crisis on the border? So Washington is increasingly blaming leaders in Central America for the current immigration and humanitarian crisis on the U.S. border.
"I do not see the countries of Central America stepping up to take responsibility for the danger, dysfunction, death and despair in their own cities and towns," Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, said Thursday.
More than 90,000 unaccompanied minors — children traveling without parents, often in the company of smugglers but sometimes alone — are expected to be caught trying to enter the U.S. this year.
“In recent days, El Salvador has strengthened our consulates in the border, and our cooperation with American authorities is intense,” the source said. “These examples show our commitment to find common solutions with the United States. Nevertheless, [what] is needed [is] a transnational approach that deals with socioeconomic and security themes such as drug trafficking, organized crime and economic growth.”
From October through the end of May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported apprehending 9,850 unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, 11,479 from Guatemala, 13,282 from Honduras and 11,577 from Mexico. In every case but Mexico, the numbers are up dramatically from the previous fiscal year. — Source …continue reading