Posted: Jun 26, 2014 8:35 AM
Updated: Jun 30, 2014 3:02 PM
WESLACO - The first lady of Honduras is visiting the United States as part of the country's task force on child migration. A wave of unaccompanied minors from Central America has been crossing illegally into the U.S. Authorities are scrambling to set up facilities to house and process the children.
First Lady of Honduras Ana Garcia de Hernandez joined others, like the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, in calling the issue a humanitarian crisis. She'll be visiting housing facilities and Border Patrol stations in the Rio Grande Valley, where most of the unaccompanied minors are crossing into the U.S.
Garcia de Hernandez said smugglers are spreading inaccurate news and creating false expectations about traveling with minors to be allowed into the U.S. The first lady of Honduras and four others are part of the official delegation which is visiting.
According to a press release, the group is scheduled to visit the Hidalgo International Bridge, Border Patrol stations in Weslaco, Harlingen and Weslaco, the Anzalduas International Bridge and the Falfurrias and Sarita checkpoints.