Central America presses Biden on migrant rights as U.S. vows aid

June 20, 2014 8:34 PM

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Central America presses Biden on migrant rights as U.S. vows aid

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Central American leaders on Friday pressed visiting U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to improve migrant rights, even as the United States committed tens of millions of dollars in extra aid to the region in a bid to stem a surge of illegal immigration.

The White House said the United States would launch a $40 million program to improve security in Guatemala to reduce pressures forcing migration to United States and a $25 million program to provide services to youth in El Salvador who are vulnerable to organized-crime pressure. [ID:nL2N0P1117]

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