Four consulates will open in the United States, it was announced on Saturday during President Xiomara Castro de Zelaya’s visit to McAllen, Texas, where she met with that country’s immigration authorities.
Likewise, the President explained that these measures will allow solutions for compatriots, and especially for children, who have arrived alone in the United States.
Castro said the U.S. agreed to the opening of consulates to improve conditions for families arriving in this country; As is well known, Hondurans try to emigrate to seek asylum and live a better life than in their country.
There are many Hondurans in detention centers and dozens of children waiting to be picked up. It is not known who their parents are as they arrived at the border alone.
“We must establish between the two countries the mechanisms necessary so that our migrants have every opportunity to receive the dignified treatment they deserve,” said Castro de Zelaya.
In this sense, Foreign Minister Eduardo Enrique Reina stated that the opening of the new consulates will begin, according to the instructions of President Castro.
“To better serve our migrants, four new consulates are opening across the U.S., starting with Tampa, FL and Phoenix, AZ,” the official wrote.
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya met with authorities in the United States at the border with Mexico this weekend, along with Foreign Minister Enrique Reina, Deputy Foreign Minister Tony García; the director of the Institute for Children, Childhood and Families, Lizeth Coello; the private secretary Héctor Zelaya Castro; Honduran Ambassador to Washington Javier Bu and other officials.