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US president meets with Central American leaders

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Leaders from Central America have informed US President Barack Obama that they are working on a “comprehensive plan” that will look at why their youths are migrating to the United States.

The meeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala tok place at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis.

Obama and Presidents Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador announced their commitment to prevent people from undertaking this dangerous journey an.d to work together to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration.

The Central American presidents indicated to Obama that they were working on a plan to determime the root causes of why people are leaving their countries.

The leaders also pledged to redouble efforts to counter misinformation about U.S. deportation policy around young immigrants that some say is fueling the surge.

(Pic: BBC World)

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