The U.S. is finalizing agreements with Honduras that aim to stem the flow of illegal immigration.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf met with officials in the Central American country yesterday. The idea is to send asylum seekers to Honduras instead of letting them stay in the U.S. The agreements are also geared toward fighting transnational criminal organizations in the region.
Meanwhile, the flow of people over the border seems to be slowing down. Enforcement actions at the southwest border are down for the seventh consecutive month. Customs and border Protection announced enforcement actions declined by five percent in December. Encounters have gone down a total of 72 percent since what the department calls the "peak of the humanitarian and border security crisis" last May.