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Honduras Sets Up Protection For Immigrants In The US

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Honduras set up the Center for Immigration Protection in the United States last week which will seek to protect the “human rights” of Honduran immigrants in the U.S.

Proceso Digital reported that the center will work to make sure that immigrants are “treated with respect and dignity,” and that their human rights are protected. It will seek to make sure that the Honduran law about the rights of migrants is followed.

Maria Andrea Matamoros Castillo, president of the National Council for the Protection of Honduran Migrants, told Proceso that that center will visit detention centers, hospitals, shelters, prisons and help Hondurans in situations of “calamity.” It is unclear whether this program will be for the protection of just legal immigrants or illegal immigrants in the United States as well, since it deals with detention centers.

Mexican immigrants walk in line through the Arizona desert near Sasabe, Sonora state, in an attempt to illegally cross the Mexican-US border, 06 April 2006. While thousands of mexicans try to cross the border daily from Sasabe city, the US Senate reached a breakthrough agreement on a legislation that would grant legal residency status to millions of undocumented workers in the United States. AFP PHOTO/ Omar TORRES

Mexican immigrants walk in line through the Arizona desert near Sasabe, Sonora state, in an attempt to illegally cross the Mexican-US border, 06 April 2006. While thousands of mexicans try to cross the border daily from Sasabe city, the US Senate reached a breakthrough agreement on a legislation that would grant legal residency status to millions of undocumented workers in the United States. AFP PHOTO/ Omar TORRES

Honduras is one of the top countries of origin for illegal aliens in the United States.