President Obama recently said that the United States may be creating a limited refugee program in Central America that allow individuals for entry application to the country without having to dangerously trek their way to the U.S.
If the plan does come through, the program will be part of an effort to block a surge of lone minors and families crossing into the U.S. border illegally.
Obama indicated the possible program in the White House after meeting with three other Presidents from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
The Obama administration hopes that the program would prevent individuals who aren’t qualified for refugee status from gaining entry into the United States.
The four nation leaders talked about the expedition mechanisms utilized to see whether persons can stay in the U.S. or not. Such mechanisms can take years in the current system.
The U.S. has installed refugee camps before in Haiti, the former Soviet Union, and Vietnam. But it will be the first program to be in Central America.