Democrats urge Obama to end roundup of Central American migrants

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 38th Annual Awards GalaBy Richard Cowan and Fiona Ortiz WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress, outraged over the Obama administration’s pursuit of Central American migrant families for deportation, on Friday called for a halt and new protections for undocumented people from three crime-infested countries. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said they want “temporary protective status” for undocumented migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. They argue that high murder rates and gang violence there pushed thousands, including families and children traveling alone, to seek …

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