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Obama expanding refugee program for central americans...

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

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This is nothing short of despicable!
 

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

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This is nothing short of despicable!

Yea! How despicable! These children should be left to the human traffickers!
 

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Yea! How despicable! These children should be left to the human traffickers!

How about just spend your efforts on ending human trafficking? It's not going to stop any by just letting folks in the back door.

In any event, Obama has to get this through congress and that's not going to happen.
 

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How about just spend your efforts on ending human trafficking? It's not going to stop any by just letting folks in the back door.
In part this is a way of combating human trafficking.
"the administration will expand in-country refugee processing for families coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and launch an effort to temporarily relocate some families facing the greatest threats to Costa Rica."


"“Through the Central American Minors program, the U.S. government offers an alternative, safe, and legal path to the United States for children seeking protection from harm or persecution in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. “Today, we are expanding these resettlement opportunities to additional vulnerable individuals within the region. This will increase the number of individuals to whom we are able to provide humanitarian protection while combating human smuggling operations."

Through coordination with UNHCR and IOM, the United States government will pre-screen vulnerable applicants from the region seeking protection. After pre-screening, this arrangement will allow UNHCR and IOM to transfer applicants most in need of immediate protection to Costa Rica, where they will undergo refugee processing before being resettled to the United States or another third country.

Additionally, for cases not requiring immediate transfer to Costa Rica, the United States is establishing an in-country referral program to enable vulnerable residents in this region to be considered for refugee protection in the United States after being screened and interviewed by Department of Homeland Security officers in their countries of origin.

The United States is also pleased to announce an expansion of our existing Central American Minors program, which currently provides children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with a safe and orderly alternative to the dangerous, irregular journey that some children are currently undertaking to reach the United States" https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/07/26...address-central-american-migration-challenges


In any event, Obama has to get this through congress and that's not going to happen.
Not it doesnt.
 
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