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US, Latin America Developing Migration Pact to Address Surge

  • Proposal discussed ahead of this week’s Summit of the Americas
  • Nations weighing expanded legal migration pathways, programs
Migrants wanting to reach the US head to the Honduran-Guatemalan border.

Migrants wanting to reach the US head to the Honduran-Guatemalan border.

Photographer: Wendell Escoto/AFP/Getty Images

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The US, Latin America and Caribbean nations are working on a pact to reduce and manage undocumented migration that they will announce at a summit this week as the Biden administration faces a surge in arrivals.

The group is discussing commitments to provide financial support for nations dealing with an influx of migrants, improving cooperation on controlling flows and providing legal jobs, according to a draft of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection being reviewed by participants and seen by Bloomberg News. The commitment is intended to be one of the deliverables from the Summit of the Americas for Western Hemisphere nations that President Joe Biden is hosting in California.