Washington, November 19 (RHC)-- A program intended to help Central American children apply for refugee status in the United States has failed to admit a single child into U.S. in over 10 months.
The Central American Minors program was established last December as a way to let children submit their applications from their home countries so they could avoid the dangerous trek across Central America and Mexico.
More than 5,400 children have applied from El Salvador alone. All were seeking to join parents who have legal status in the United States.
Bureaucratic red tape has apparently prevented a single child from being approved.