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Counselor Shannon To Travel to Central America


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 22, 2014

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Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador as well as San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from July 22-24.

Counselor Shannon will tour repatriation centers in San Salvador and San Pedro Sula to observe the repatriation process for unaccompanied minors and family units. In both countries, he will meet with civil society organizations and community leaders working on issues related to undocumented migration, including that of unaccompanied children.

Counselor Shannon will visit the Honduran-Guatemalan border in Corinto, Honduras, and meet with Border Police, immigration officials, and the Red Cross to observe the border crossing that thousands of migrants transit each year. Counselor Shannon will meet with senior government officials in El Salvador and Honduras to follow up on earlier discussions about the increase in unaccompanied minors migrating to the United States.

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