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Central American leaders seek solution in US
Leaders of Central American nations seek solution to migration crisis from US lawmakers
Associated Press
2014-07-24 11:42 PM

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

Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Perez 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 will not agree to any money without policy changes that Democrats say would violate the young people's right to a court hearing.

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