Border Patrol Urges Central American Migrants Not to Travel to US Illegally

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, center, tours a police checkpoint to check the procedures to detect and stop illegal immigrants in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Aug. 25, 2016.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, center, tours a police checkpoint to check the procedures to detect and stop illegal immigrants in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Aug. 25, 2016.

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is urging Central Americans to not make the dangerous trip to the United States to try to enter the country illegally.

During a trip to Honduras, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said he discussed the issue of migrants with a delegation of Honduran officials, including first lady Ana Garcia.

“We’re very much in agreement with the government of Honduras to help their people stay in their country and not make the dangerous journey to America,” Kerlikowske said.

The migratory flow is mostly from the Central American nations of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, three countries with some of the world’s highest murder and poverty rates. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCE: VOA News Online

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