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.