President Barack Obama will meet with the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala this afternoon
Obama wants to talk about their 'shared responsibility' to get children from their countries to stop coming to the U.S. illegally
They blame 'ambiguity' in the president's illegal immigration policies
The Central American leaders also met with Congressional leaders
Congress is still debating whether to give Obama additional money to pay for resources to care for illegal immigrant children
By Francesca Chambers
Published: 10:52 EST, 25 July 2014 | Updated: 13:12 EST, 25 July 2014
President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of the three Central American countries at the forefront of the illegal immigration debate this afternoon.
Obama will have a joint meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and El Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren to discuss their 'shared responsibility' to promote 'safe, legal, and orderly migration' to the America, according to the White House.
Vice President Joe Biden, who met with Molina and Ceren last month in Guatemala, will also attend today's meeting at the White House.
White House officials said Thursday that president would impress upon the Central American countries that children who come to America without the proper documentation will eventually be sent home.
Honduras' Hernandez said in turn that part of sharing responsibility for flood of unaccompanied minors leaving his country for the U.S. is for the president to clear up 'the ambiguity' surrounding the country's immigration laws, including the president's Deferred Action for childhood arrivals program, and to step up law enforcement efforts to shut down drug smugglers and cartels.