Photo: Child emigrants
Foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras met in the Salvadoran capital to analyze the actions their countries should take in the case of children traveling illegally to the United States, officials said Saturday.
The meeting behind closed doors began at 9:00 a.m. in San Salvador, a spokesperson for the Salvadoran Foreign Ministry told Efe without specifying the place or giving any further details.
The meeting was called to review the actions taken up to now by the three countries and to find new ways to protect emigrant children, the same source told Efe.
It will also serve to launch a campaign aimed at raising awareness about the danger of minors emigrating to the United States.
The results of the meeting will be announced in a communique, the source said.
Around 90 unaccompanied children cross the U.S. border from Mexico every day.
Over the past nine months, some 52,000 minors have been detained after entering the United States illegally, mostly coming from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, according to official U.S. figures.