US, Mexico, CentrAm join forces on child migrants

Demonstrators protest in favor of keeping unaccompanied children who entered the US illegally instead of deporting them, during a rally across from the White House in Washington DC on July 17, 2014The top prosecutors of the United States, Mexico and Central America agreed to join forces Tuesday to go after criminal organizations involved in a surge of unaccompanied child migrants. Meeting in Mexico City, US Attorney General Eric Holder, Mexico’s Jesus Murillo Karam and their counterparts from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador decided to create a high-level working group to tackle the problem. US authorities say they caught more than 66,000 unaccompanied children at the border with Mexico between October 2013 and August this year, almost a twofold increase from the previous fiscal year.

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