In the News / October 2015

A program meant to keep kids from coming to the U.S. illegally hasn’t let anyone in legally yet | Huffington Post

Nearly a year after it was announced, though, officials confirmed to The Huffington Post that the U.S. government has interviewed only 90 of the nearly 4,000 Central Americans who had applied as of Oct. 6. And even though most of those interviewed were found eligible for help, none of them have come to the U.S.

Advocates for refugees called this delay unconscionable.

“Nobody ever thought this was a panacea, but the fact that it hasn’t worked, it undermines any credibility the administration might have in terms of actually trying to address the concerns of those kids,” said Lavinia Limón, the president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

“It’s pretty disgusting,” she added.

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