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Obama to expand refugee programs for Central American migrants amid new surge

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The efforts are designed in part to combat the crush of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally this year...
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AP and Fox News Latino
Article date: 
July 27, 2016
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National News
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The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope said Tuesday that the administration will expand in-country refugee processing for families coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and launch an effort to temporarily relocate some families facing the greatest threats to Costa Rica ...

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that program will now allow some unmarried siblings, in-country parents and other caregivers to move to the U.S. with a child approved for the program...