The increasing number of minors who illegally enter the United States has raised the alarm of the American government, which provided a wide range of resources to assist them in shelters and stop the phenomenon.
Secretary of Internal Security Jeh Johnson said yesterday that the border and immigration services are at “full capacity” to serve the children.
Johnson stressed that children who have crossed the border in recent months will not obtain legal status or citizenship, and instead are considered “priority” for deportation.
He also announced he will travel to Guatemala in July to seek ways to stem the flow of children.
Three out of four children that are found in the border region of the United States come from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to the U.S. government.