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Your Views: Deals in Central America spelling trouble for U.S.

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July 14, 2014

On July 12, a story written by Jerome Corsi of the World Net Daily caught my eye.

On July 7, Mexico and Guatemala reached an agreement intended to make it easier and safer for Central Americans, including unaccompanied minors, to enter the United States illegally. The two nations agreed, in a presidential-level meeting in Mexico, to make it legal and safe for Central American immigrants, including unaccompanied children, to cross Mexico's border with Guatemala and travel through Mexico en route to the U.S. border at the Rio Grande River.

The agreement apparently doesn't recognize that the result of such trips—entry into the United States—is illegal. To facilitate the program, the Mexican government announced plans to issue new “Regional Visitor Cards.” These will provide documentation for the Central Americans to remain in Mexico as long as it takes to get into the United States.

Under the auspices of a “Southern Border Program,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez agreed to take five steps designed to “protect and safeguard the human rights of migrants who enter and transit Mexico, so as to order international routes of passage [in and through Mexico] to increase and develop the security of the region.”

Nieto also explained that Mexican and Guatemalan governments have been working in cooperation with authorities in El Salvador and Honduras “to work in the same direction to make Central American migration more organized and safer.”

America, we have a problem!

JOHN LUKAN

Janesville



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