U.S. seeks to ease influx of Central American child migrants

Biden addresses a high-level summit during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Anna Yukhananov and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington will allow some children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status from their home countries, Vice President Joe Biden announced on Friday, in a bid to stem an exodus of undocumented migrants to the U.S. border through Mexico. The program only applies to children whose parents are legal residents of the United States. But Biden said it should provide an alternative for children making the “harrowing” journey alone from Central America in order to join their parents. …

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