Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala have agreed with the Biden Administration to tighten their borders and stem the flow of migration, according to Tyler Moran, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration for the Domestic Policy Council.

“We’ve secured agreements for them to put more troops on their own border. Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala have all agreed to do this. That not only is going to prevent the traffickers, and the smugglers, and cartels that take advantage of the kids on their way here, but also to protect those children,” Moran said.

To address the situation at the border, Moran outlined a two-pronged approach, including why people migrate to the U.S. and how to process unaccompanied minors safely in the US.

In March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested more than 172,000 people, the majority being single adults, attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexican border, a 71% increase from February. 18,890 of those people were unaccompanied minors.

Vice President Kamala Harris is responsible for overseeing the situation on the U.S. southern border. She has spoken with President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, where they discussed increasing humanitarian assistance to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Additionally, 28,000 radio ads were placed in Latin America by the Biden administration to discourage people from migrating to the U.S.

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