PressTV-US, Central American states agree to stem migration flow

The United States and three Central American countries have reached a deal meant to stem the flow of migrants toward the US-Mexico border.

Government officials from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and the US said in a statement on Wednesday that they had agreed on a regional pact to carry out a series of measures — including joint police work and improved border security — to curb “irregular migration.”

The announcement came after meetings in Honduras between Central American officials and US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Describing the multilateral agreement as “historic,” Nielsen said the meeting was aimed at addressing what she called a “migration crisis,” and that the countries had agreed to reinforce security in air, land, and sea to restrict the movement of migrants.

​US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (C), Honduran Security Minister Julian Pacheco (L), and Guatemalan Minister of…

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