Obama to talk to Central American leaders about border crisis

McClatchy Washington BureauJuly 18, 2014 

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will visit the White House on July 25 to talk about the escalating crisis at the U.S. border, according to the White House.

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the presidents will talk about how to stem the growing flow of illegal from Central America to Mexico and the United States.

The discussion will include how the United States and Central American governments are promoting safe, legal and orderly migration and how they can work together to foster development, economic growth and security in the region.

Biden will host a lunch for the three leaders prior to the meeting with Obama to continue the conversation he began in his June 20 meeting in Guatemala City.

About 52,000 minors without their parents have been caught at the southwest border since October. Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to help deal with the problem.

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