Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala to Increase Troops Along Borders: White House Official

The White House reached a deal with Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras to potentially stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, a Biden administration official said on Monday. Special Assistant to the President for Immigration for the Domestic Policy Council Tyler Moran said in a TV interview that the administration “secured agreements” that would place “more troops on their” respective borders. “Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala have all agreed to do this,” Moran said. “That not only is going to prevent the traffickers and the smugglers and cartels that take advantage of the kids on their way here, but also to protect those children.” The announcement comes as numerous illegal immigrants have attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. In March, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered more than 171,000 illegal immigrants, including a significant number of unaccompanied children, according to data provided by the …

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