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US nation-building efforts should be in Central America, not Iraq and Afghanistan

It's nice to see the United States paying attention to Central America again. Too bad it took tens of thousands of desperate children pouring across the border to attract our interest.

White House seeks emergency funds to handle rush of young immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an influx of Central American minors along the southern border. But the proposal was quickly met with broad skepticism among Republican lawmakers, who were doubtful that the package would be approved quickly – if at all.

US Secretary of State Kerry urges Central America cooperation on child migrants

PANAMA CITY – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Tuesday Washington's calls for Central American cooperation in addressing the plight of tens of thousands of illegal child migrants making their way to the United States.

Central American child migrant crisis ‘one of the greatest tragedies,’ says Costa Rica’s Solís

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís added his signature to a declaration expressing solidarity with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for the “humanitarian crisis” of unaccompanied child migrants traveling to the United States.

US VP Biden vows to tackle ‘unacceptable’ child migrant surge

GUATEMALA CITY – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Friday that Central American nations had a "responsibility" to work with Washington to stem a surge of thousands of illegal child migrants into the United States.

Obama calls wave of children across US-Mexican border ‘urgent humanitarian situation’

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, 24,668 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexican border in fiscal 2013. Officials expect the annual number will jump to nearly 60,000 by the end of fiscal 2014.

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