President Barack Obama says the U.S. and Mexico can work together to control the flow of unaccompanied minors entering into the U.S. from Mexico.
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Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto plotted techniques to address the surge during a telephone conference Thursday. The White House says Obama welcomes Mexico’s help focusing on individuals who are baiting youngsters from Central America with guarantees of safe harbor in the U.S.
VP Joe Biden has a scheduled meeting Friday with local leaders in Guatemala to talk about the issue. The White House says he’ll look to counter misconceptions that Obama’s policy letting a few children brought here unlawfully remain doesn’t have any significant bearing to unaccompanied minors impending today.
The Border Patrol says the amount of minors originating from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has taken off more than 1,000 percent.