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U.S. can help improve conditions in refugees' homelands so that they stay

Jan 01, 2019 - The Miami Herald

The federal government shut down on Dec. 22 over funding for a border wall separating the United States from Mexico. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Northern Triangle Countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, are stuck at the border in increasingly desperate conditions waiting to have their asylum claims adjudicated. Two Guatemalan children detained in Texas after crossing the border with their fathers died recently in separate tragedies.

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