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Obama Administration Program To Bring More Refugees To US ‘Expanding Significantly’

“Current efforts to date haven’t been sufficient.”

The Obama administration is seeking to increase the numbers of Central American refugees coming into the United States, according to White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope. Pope said the United States will increase in-country refugee processing for families in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Also, according to Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a program that allows some Central American children to reunite with parents legally in the U.S. will allow those children to bring along with them unmarried siblings, parents not yet in the U.S. and other caregivers.

“Current efforts to date haven’t been sufficient,” Pope said. Mayorkas noted that the program allowing children to be united with parents has 9,500 pending applications, but only 600 of the 2,884 children approved have actually been settled in


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