Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security. As part of this ongoing effort, the United States is announcing the following initiatives to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program
Last week I visited El Salvador and Honduras. I met with the Presidents and other senior officials of both countries. While in both countries, I also visited reception centers that welcome those who have been sent home by the U.S. government after entering our country illegally. I observed the arrival of a repatriation flight. I am impressed with the efforts both governments are making to repatriate, resettle, and reintegrate their citizens who have been deported home by our country.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Associate Director Joseph Langlois addresses the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program.