US Efforts To Curb Migrant Flows From Central America Show 'Progress' - DHS Secretary
Sumaira FH 11 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 06:10 PM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th August, 2019) The United States' efforts to curb the flow of migrants from Central America have shown progress, US Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on Wednesday.
"We are making progress with our strategy," McAleenan said in an interview on Fox news. "We have seen a reduction in flows; 43 percent reduction in crossing since May. We're hoping to continue that progress in August."
The DHS secretary said he will return to Central America next week to build on the progress already made and further address curbing migration as a regional effort.
Caravans of migrants from Central American countries seeking asylum began moving toward the United States through Mexico last fall. US President Donald Trump has called the surge of arrivals a crisis and declared a national emergency in February.
The Trump administration has implemented various policies to stem the flow of migration such as the Remain in Mexico plan, which appears to have contributed to the decline of apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border.