INTERNATIONAL

Central American countries urged to end illegal migration

Guatemala City, June 29: US Vice President Mike Pence told the leaders of the three countries in the Northern Triangle of Central America — Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador — that illegal migration to America must end. “As I told their presidents: This exodus must end. It’s a threat to our security. Just as we respect your borders and your sovereignty, we insist that you respect ours,” Pence reiterated after a meeting with the leaders of the three Central American nations here on Thursday.

The Northern Triangle of Central America is one of the world’s most dangerous areas and the focus of most of the migrants is to flee violence and poverty and seek refuge in the US, reports Efe news. Pence admitted that the US is facing a new migration crisis and pointed out that the majority of immigrants arriving in the US are Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans. (IANS)