Latest News Wires Children in Central America to apply for US refugee status from home

The Obama administration is initiating a program to create in-country processing centers for US refugee status in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador for minors who qualify. It is an attempt to help stem the flow of young migrants making the risky journey north alone.

By , Associated Press

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The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.