Brazil's Temer to press Pence on U.S. treatment of migrant families

Brazil's Temer to press Pence on U.S. treatment of migrant families

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer will press U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his two-day visit to Brazil on cases of Brazilian children separated from their parents upon trying to enter the United States, a Brazilian diplomat said on Monday.

Pence will hold bilateral talks with Temer and other Brazilian officials on Tuesday. On Wednesday he is scheduled to visit an Amazon jungle city where refugees from Venezuela are being housed. He will travel to Ecuador Wednesday afternoon.

Temer "will express his worries about the treatment" of about 50 Brazilian children who were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's policy of seeking to detain and prosecute anyone accused of entering the country illegally, said Brazilian diplomat Fernando Magalhaes during a Monday foreign ministry briefing in Brasilia.

In an about-face last week, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order that ended the separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, but reuniting children with parents has proven troublesome.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Brad Brooks; Editing by Tom Brown)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Jun 26, 2018 05:06 AM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See