Foreign Minister of Honduras visits the Valley

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Honduras Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales met with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and representatives of the U.S. State Department Tuesday in McAllen, Texas to discuss steps that her country has taken to stem the flow of unaccompanied child immigrants to the United States.

Honduras Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales.

MCALLEN, TEXAS (NBC) - With seemingly no end in sight to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the Texas border, the Honduran foreign minister paid a visit to the Valley Tuesday - along with Congressman Henry Cuellar to discuss what the country of Honduras is doing to stop the influx of immigrants leaving their country for the US.

Honduras has become a fertile ground for violence because of its location amidst drug traffickers and consumers. But violence isn't the only factor behind the surge of immigrants seen fleeing the area for the US border in recent months.

In addition, the Honduran administration has worked to create 11,000 jobs for people returning to the country as part of a reinsertion program.

Congressman Cuellar says he is still seeking reimbursement for local border communities that spent city funds during the Border Crisis.

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