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Cuellar: Guatemala, Honduras, want their kids back
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:36:06 PM »
I bet you didn't see this on the news. A bipartisan group went down to Guatemala and started talking with the leaders and parents and they want their kids back. Is the administration purposefully harboring kidnapped children and engaging in child trafficking for a political end?

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17 - The presidents of Guatemala and Honduras want their refugee children back but they also want some help from the United States with their repatriation.

This is the message from U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, who has just returned from a fact-finding tour of the two countries. The Laredo Democrat was part of a bi-partisan U.S. House delegation that visited Central America. It included U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, who heads a House task force that is investigating the surge in unaccompanied children crossing the southwest border.

“We visited some of the outreach centers in Honduras where they work with kids that have come back. We met with General John F. Kelly from U.S. South Command who has been working with them. He wants to do more. Hopefully, we can give him more resources so he can do his work down there,” Cuellar said.

Cuellar and the House delegation, which included U.S. Rep. David Price, ranking member of the House s Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, met with Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina and the Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández. The First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernández, recently visited the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio to see the Honduras children kept in detention centers.

Cuellar said he learned two new things while on the trip.

“Firstly, I learned that both presidents want their kids back. They told us this. If you think about it, it’s a brain drain. You are taking the kids who are going to be the future of those countries....

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