Obama to Host Central American Presidents to Discuss Border Crisis

Is he going to suggest that they secure their borders? Why would they listen to him when no one else in the world does?
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President Barack Obama will meet with Central American leaders next week to discuss the flood of illegal immigrant children originating from their countries who are unlawfully entering America.

Obama will meet with President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador on July 25 at the White House.

The White House announced that the four leaders and Vice President Joe Biden, who recently traveled to Central America to discourage migrants from making the journey to America, will discuss the border crisis and how their governments can cooperate “to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration between our countries in a spirit of shared responsibility, including with respect to the return of family units.”

They will also discuss how to address “the factors that are causing Central American citizens to undertake the dangerous journey to the United States” like gang violence, poverty, and the drug wars.

Since October of last year, nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have unlawfully entered the country. Federal officials expect at least 150,000 more to enter next year, and nearly 75% of those illegal immigrant children are from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

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