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Jul 8, 2014 6:57 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict.

Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday, when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua.

Any resolution would lack any legal weight in the United States.

 

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