Kerry urges Central America cooperation on child migrants

Immigrants wait for a naturalization ceremony held at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office on January 17, 2014 in New York CityUS Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Tuesday Washington’s calls for Central American cooperation in addressing the plight of tens of thousands of illegal child migrants making their way to the United States. The rapid surge in unaccompanied children making the dangerous journey, most of them from Central America, has prompted US officials to talk of a “humanitarian crisis” and to issue reminders the vast majority of the minors will be deported. Kerry met with Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren and Guatemalan President Otto Perez plus Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero in Panama City.

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