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Central American Children Allowed to Apply for Asylum by December 2015 (Eng/Esp)

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San Salvador, El Salvador- On October 3, 2014 President Obama instructed immigration officials to allow children who are citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in their countries. The order did not say how many refugee applications should be approved; however, the number is expected to be relatively substantial in an effort to discourage thousands of unaccompanied children from trying to enter the United States without authorization.

San Salvador, El Salvador- On October 3, 2014 President Obama instructed immigration officials to allow children who are citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in their countries. The order did not say how many refugee applications should be approved; however, the number is expected to be relatively substantial in an effort to discourage thousands of unaccompanied children from trying to enter the United States without authorization.

Even so, the State Department has stated it will not begin to accept applications until the end of December, 2015. The same memo stated that the total number of refugees the administration will admit from all Latin American and Caribbean countries will be capped at 4,000.

The emphasis of this order is to allow safer, in-country processing of refugee children; rather than undertake a dangerous journey through several countries in order to attempt to obtain refugee status.

The conditions on who exactly would qualify for the program are still being decided on, hence the anticipated December date of implementation. Targets of gang violence and victims of sexual abuse are believed to be the primary qualifiers for the program.

Until now, the only people who could apply for U.S. refugee status from outside of the country’s borders were Cuban dissidents, victims of religious persecution in Europe, Asia, and the Baltics, as well as Iraqi citizens who worked for the US government. In most cases, foreign nationals must arrive on American soil before they can seek asylum for various problems.

This influx of child-aged arrivals has forced the Obama Administration to seek reform in their immigration policy for handling children. Border Patrol stations along the border have struggled to care for the many children that have crossed the border before they are handed over to social service agents. Most children are placed with relatives in the US while they await their immigration hearings in court.

Around 66,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the US/Mexico border last year; which is double the number from the year prior. This is believed to be a result of the rise in drug violence and crime in several Central American countries; specifically Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. These numbers are expected to continue to rise in the next few years.

San Salvador, El Salvador- On October 3, 2014 President Obama instructed immigration officials to allow children who are citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in their countries. The order did not say how many refugee applications should be approved; however, the number is expected to be relatively substantial in an effort to discourage thousands of unaccompanied children from trying to enter the United States without authorization.

Even so, the State Department has stated it will not begin to accept applications until the end of December, 2015. The same memo stated that the total number of refugees the administration will admit from all Latin American and Caribbean countries will be capped at 4,000.

The emphasis of this order is to allow safer, in-country processing of refugee children; rather than undertake a dangerous journey through several countries in order to attempt to obtain refugee status.

The conditions on who exactly would qualify for the program are still being decided on, hence the anticipated December date of implementation. Targets of gang violence and victims of sexual abuse are believed to be the primary qualifiers for the program.

Until now, the only people who could apply for U.S. refugee status from outside of the country’s borders were Cuban dissidents, victims of religious persecution in Europe, Asia, and the Baltics, as well as Iraqi citizens who worked for the US government. In most cases, foreign nationals must arrive on American soil before they can seek asylum for various problems.

This influx of child-aged arrivals has forced the Obama Administration to seek reform in their immigration policy for handling children. Border Patrol stations along the border have struggled to care for the many children that have crossed the border before they are handed over to social service agents. Most children are placed with relatives in the US while they await their immigration hearings in court.

Around 66,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the US/Mexico border last year; which is double the number from the year prior. This is believed to be a result of the rise in drug violence and crime in several Central American countries; specifically Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. These numbers are expected to continue to rise in the next few years.

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San Salvador, El Salvador - En el 03 de Octubre, 2014 Presidente Obama instruyó a los funcionarios de inmigración para permitir que los niños que son ciudadanos de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador para solicitar la condición de refugiado en sus países. La orden no dijo cuántas aplicaciones refugiados deben ser aprobadas; sin embargo, el número se espera que sea relativamente sustancial en un esfuerzo para desalentar a miles de niños no acompañados de intentar ingresar a Estados Unidos sin autorización.

Sin embargo, el Departamento de Estado ha afirmado no comenzará a aceptar solicitudes hasta finales de Diciembre de 2015. El mismo memo declaró que el número total de refugiados que la administración admitirá procedentes de países de toda América Latina y el Caribe se ser un tope de 4,000.

El énfasis de esta orden es permitir más seguro, en el país de los niños refugiados; en lugar de emprender un peligroso viaje a través de varios países para intentar obtener la condición de refugiado.

Las condiciones en que exactamente se califican para el programa son todavía están decidiendo, por lo tanto, la fecha esperada del Diciembre de implementación. Objetivos de la violencia de las pandillas y víctimas de abuso sexual se creen que los calificadores primarios para el programa.

Hasta ahora, las únicas personas que podrían aplicarse para refugiado de los Estados Unidos fuera de las fronteras del país fueron los disidentes Cubanos, víctimas de la persecución religiosa en Europa, Asia y los países Bálticos, así como los ciudadanos Iraquíes que trabajaba para el gobierno de Estados Unidos. En la mayoría de los casos, los extranjeros deben llegar en suelo americano antes de que puede solicitar asilo por diversos problemas.

Esta afluencia de niño edad llegadas ha obligado a la Administración Obama para buscar reformas en su política de inmigración para el manejo de los niños. Las estaciones de la patrulla fronteriza a lo largo de la frontera han luchado para cuidar a los muchos niños que han cruzado la frontera antes de que se entregaron a los agentes de servicio social. Mayoría de los niños se coloca con parientes en los Estados Unidos mientras esperan a sus audiencias de inmigración en la corte.

Unos 66,000 niños no acompañados fueron detenidos en los Estados Unidos/Mexico border el año pasado; que es el doble del año antes. Éste se cree para ser el resultado del aumento en la violencia del narcotráfico y crimen en varios países de América Central; específicamente Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala. Estos números se esperan que continúen aumentando en los próximos años.

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