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Central American leaders seek solution in US

9 months ago July 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014 Thursday, July 24 2014 Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:05:01 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to address the crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

But a solution looks unlikely with Democrats and Republicans divided over proposals to send them home more quickly. Republicans say they won't agree to any money without policy changes that Democrats say would violate the kids' due process.

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