Biden Dispatched To Guatemala, Warns U.S. Will Start Detaining Immigrants

June 20, 2014 8:23 PM

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Biden Dispatched To Guatemala, Warns U.S. Will Start Detaining Immigrants

Guatemala (AP) – The Obama administration moved Friday to stem a flood of Central American children and families that has overwhelmed the U.S. immigration system, sending Vice President Joe Biden to the region to warn against the perils of the trip and announcing it will start to detain families at the border instead of releasing them on their own recognizance.

Officials had insisted for weeks that criminal violence was responsible for the surge of Central American children and families rather than the perception that minors and parents with children would be allowed to stay in the U.S.

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