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White House Announces Funding To Address Immigrant Surge

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June 20, 2014 AT 3:06 PM
The White House on Friday announced tens of millions of dollars of additional funding for Central American governments to address the root causes of migration that has led to a surge of migrants, many of them children, into the United States. The United States said it would launch a $40 million program to improve security in Guatemala to reduce pressures forcing flight to United States and a $25 million program to provide services to youth in El Salvador who are vulnerable to organized-crime pressure. The administration also announced $9.6 million in additional support to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to help them receive and reintegrate people who are sent back.