Yet another iteration in the Trump Administration’s tone-deaf approach to high volume Central American migration to the United States. This week, Mike Pence met with the leaders of the Northern Triangle countries to basically perform a glorified finger-wag.
“After meeting Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, his Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez and El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren in Guatemala City, Pence reinforced the theme he has pressed this week in Latin America.
“This exodus must end. It’s a threat to our security,” Pence told a news conference with the other leaders.
‘I have a message for the people of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,’ he added. ‘If you want to come to the United States, come legally, or don’t come at all.’ “
This article by Sofia Menchu originally appeared in Reuters