Obama, Mexico's Leader Plot Border Surge Strategy - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Obama, Mexico's Leader Plot Border Surge Strategy



    Obama, Mexico's Leader Plot Border Surge Strategy
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Mexico's President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto prior to their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

    President Barack Obama is praising Mexico's attempts to target smugglers who are trafficking unaccompanied children from Central America through Mexico to the United States.

    Obama spoke to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday, the day before he meets with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

    The White House says Obama and Pena Nieto discussed how to coordinate their governments' responses to the surge of minors entering the U.S.

    Mexico has announced a government strategy to secure its borders with Guatemala and Belize in hopes of preventing immigrants from beginning the often treacherous journey.

    Obama and Pena Nieto also discussed regional efforts to address conditions in Central American states that are leading people to seek entry to the U.S.