This New Refugee Policy Involves Immigrants Closer To Home
White House officials announced a change in the current Central American refugee program, which could open immigration opportunities to families.By Lindsay Gloor | July 26, 2016
Complaints from immigration rights advocates pushed President Obama to expand the United States' Central American refugee program.
Up until now, the program has permitted unaccompanied Central American children to enter the country. Soon, siblings, parents and other caregivers might be able to join them.
One deputy homeland security adviser said in a press briefing Tuesday, "Our current efforts to date have been insufficient to address the number of people who may have legitimate refugee claims."