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Obama to discuss immigration crisis with Central American leaders

President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House announced Friday that leaders from three Central American countries will meet with President Obama next week to discuss the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Obama will hold talks with President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador on July 25.

“The four leaders and Vice President Biden will discuss how to reinforce our ongoing collaboration to stem the flow of undocumented migrants from Central America to Mexico and the United States,” read a statement from the White House.

“This will include discussion of how the United States and Central American governments are cooperating to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration between our countries in a spirit of shared responsibility, including with respect to the return of family units, which began this week for all three countries,” the statement continued.

Close to 60,000 mostly unaccompanied children from Central America have crossed the U.S. border since the beginning of the year, and the administration has been grappling with how to deal with the influx.

Obama has faced criticism from Republicans in Congress — who say he should enforce U.S. immigration laws, and ship the children home to stem the flow – and immigration activists, who have dubbed him the “deporter in chief” for authorizing flights for some children back to their home countries.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday some of the unaccompanied minors who have arrived in the United States from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala this year may ultimately be allowed to stay in the country, if they can qualify for asylum.

Migrants from Central America and other non-contiguous nations are granted special legal protections that allow them to plead their case to an immigration court, under a 2008 law designed to prevent human trafficking.

“If an immigration judge determines that they face a credible threat of death upon their return to their home country, then again, I’m not an immigration judge, but it is likely that the immigration judge will find that that person should be granted humanitarian relief,” Earnest said

29 comments

  • manalishi

    “Obama to discuss immigration crisis with Central American leaders” Everyone but Barry Soertoro would be the only leaders, he’s not qualified. He crated this disaster, refused a texas request for the national guard, and extorts the people for billions to not fix the problem he created. Only “chumps” voted for him.

    • Hating Manalishi

      You’re the phucking chump. Bytch a$$ Manalishi who don’t have a life but to criticiz people. Stay the phuck off that glass dyck. The shyt has fried that little a$$ brain of yours. Stop whining all the time too. It really makes you look like the bytch that we all know that you are????

    • Robbie

      Being the chump that I am, I suggest you read and compare the statistics compared to the Obama administration and the mass murdering Bush administration in regards to this issue.

      • manalishi

        Yes Robbie, your a world class “chump” like your parents raised you to be. I don’t recall Bush doing mass murder at our border,,,,but surely you do. Your iconic leader Bath house Barry Soertoro (and his merry band of traitors) orchestrated this invasion of America.
        http://immigrationimpact.com/tag/what-is-daca/

        He owns it, and you “chumps” support it. Suffer princess.

    • Robbie

      One of the most violent gangs in this country is MS 13. They have been here since the 80’s and came from central America. Faux news and its half truth reporting failed to mention that I’m sure.

  • Robbie

    Manalishi
    Im going to go out on a limb and say you didn’t bother to read up on the issue as I suggested. Insult me as you see fit but my parents are off limits. I lost my mother at a young age. My father was my hero and was always there for me.

  • Y

    This was strategically preplanned, set up, orchestrated and covertly contorted before the Jan 2014 Government Contract. Now the covert Obama is bring in the other “leaders” to synchronize their all out efforts to coordinate strategically to coincide with his EO. Odd through that Infamous Mexico has been left out as Illegal Invader Entry Point/Enable Central Orifice. These combined “Leaders” can be just as illegal, lawless and contemptible as they want with their screw the US Tax Payer Policy. It Obama’s benevolent Gift.

    • manalishi

      Obviously the “chumps” don’t understand or they just want to break the country as it;s known. They voted for it and they blindly support Barry Soertoro to the bitter end. Some are still trying to blame Bush (I didn’t like his agenda either) but this issue, the over extension, the welfare doubling, and the foreign impact all belongs to him (and his voters) so god help us all if the spiral continues. Democrats have never owned up to their chronic failures and never will Independence is not partisan specific or loyal It’s reserved for Independents.

      • Robbie

        When Barrack Obama took over as president the country was indeed on a downward spiral. We were at the brink of disaster. Bush and his 10 billion dollar a month wars bankrupted this country. Corporations were bankrupt and unemployment was rising every day. Welfare has increased and unemployment benefits have been extended for far to long. Until the economy is running on all 8 cylinders I don’t see things changing no matter who the president is. Obama promised to get us out of the wars and he did. Iraqi soldiers and police trained by us are dropping their weapons rather then fight. I don’t want American soldiers dying on foreign soil for a government that doesn’t want us there or people unwilling to fight along side us. We went into Afghanistan after bin laden and to punish the government that gave him safe haven to train his fighters to kill us. Bush couldn’t even get bin laden. Finally, this countries majority are tired of us being the worlds police. We simply don’t have the money and it is time to handle the problems facing us here in the United States.

      • manalishi

        So do tell. What in the hell that diatribe has to do with securing the boarder during this orchestrated invasion of the USA?

  • keith

    Quit blaming Bush our current president is weak and so we must deal with this the way it should be. Massive deportations now.

    • Hating Manalishi

      What in the hell you mean stop blaming Bush???? It’s his phucking fault & Yours for voting for his incompetent a$$. Clinton had this country in the right direction until BUSH drunk a$$ came along!!!!

  • Robbie

    Let’s see…Bush takes office with a surplus and a thriving economy. Illegal workers flood in for the jobs nobody else wants. Fast forward to 2 wars and 8 years later. The stock market crash’s, unemployment soars, the surplus is long gone, foreclosures begin and we are headed for a depression. People are forced to go on welfare and unemployment. Illegal immigrants continue to pour in. Billions are spent on bailouts but our wars continue. Fast forward to today and we have major issues with securing our borders. That’s your concern. Welfare/ unemployment have been addressed. You base your discontent about Obama’s foreign policy on the way he handled the wars, Syria etc. The American people elected him because we are tired of the wars and spending our tax money on policing the world. Spend the money to secure our borders, help the states police our welfare system and continue to create jobs. You need to stop watching so much Faux news because according to them, it’s the end of the world. Everything I have discussed have been a major contributor to the problems of today.

  • seetransparency

    When US Policy is Set by WH Policy Makers, is present in US agencies and department;
    filters down as Policy for the Government McAuliffe and Mayor Jones Policies/SOP/MO/ it’s
    hard to Deny the blatant FACTS.
    Jan 12, 09: President-elect Barack Obama asked President Bush today to request the release of the second $350 billion in federal bailout funds so he would have “ammunition” if the country’s fragile economy weakened further. The White House said that Bush has agreed to request the money. Six years document Obama’s economic recovery, prosperity, laser focus on jobs,
    war on poverty, national safety and security, Domestic unity and prosperity, welcomed invasion
    forces. Recognition for the World-Wide Peace. He’ s is a Monumental and Heralded Media Success Story. Its all based on continual BLAME, target, and attack ALL others. The illegal, lawless, unconstitutional Dictator is always Exempt from his Oath, obligations, responsibilities,
    and accountability with constant and continually required Media/Party/Followers’ CA. Why is
    that needed for The Most Intelligent, Harvard Constitutional Law Grad, Lawyer, Law Maker,
    Golden Orator, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner? Obama decidely, deliberately, and decisively activated and personally set his Own Course and Dictates it. So The BLAME rests on the
    Omnipotent Obama. He refuses citizens, tax payers, Congress as his SOP….EO!!!

  • Robbie

    So you’re saying the wars didn’t happen, the economy wasn’t booming and Bush saved the world from the Martians? Oh yeah, and it’s all Obama’s fault because Fox News says so. The same Fox News that had Carl Rove on election night saying Romney was winning.

    • manalishi

      “Obama to discuss immigration crisis with Central American leaders”. There are no aspects of this that have anything to go with Bush(i didn’t like him either) and you NEVER heard me quote fox news. I’m an independent and your swinging from a teat like most incompetent democrats. You’r bumping Bush, Rove Romney and Fox because you have nothing else but a mouthful of Barry Soertoro to make you look larger than the dysfunctional d-taster you aspire to be.

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