Expanded Central American Refugee Program Could Allow Spouses, Grandchildren To Legally Enter US

International Business Times reports that certain relatives of Central American immigrants could soon legally enter the U.S. under a recent expansion of the Obama administration’s “In-Country Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala” program. Announced Monday to stakeholders, the extended initiative — also called Central American Minors (CAM) — is aimed at helping children but also covers some immigrants’ spouses and grandchildren. The free program, which the State Department (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) debuted in November, works to give children a “safe, legal and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey” other children have attempted.

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