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Kamala Harris will meet with the presidents of Mexico and Guatemala to discuss the implementation of the U.S. strategy to control migration flows.
Guatemala will host the first of several centers in Central America for immigrant asylum seekers in the United States, the White House announced on the eve of Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to the region.
Between June 6 and 8, Harris will hold meetings with Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. They will discuss issues such as increasing the number of border security officers and supporting capacity building for migrant care.
Her visit is part of President Joe Biden's strategy to control migration flows out of the so-called "Northern Triangle of Central America," which includes El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
In this context, Guatemala's Foreign Affairs Minister Pedro Brolo also announced that 16 officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would arrive in his country to collaborate with local authorities.
The United States has urged would-be Central American migrants to stay home. But, the situation for many is profoundly desperate, writes Carlos Martínez in a stirring chronicle for El Faro. "How can you stay home when you don’t have one?"https://t.co/0aDSCHQxajpic.twitter.com/NGtVecH9Zj