President Joe Biden is sending U.S. immigration officials to Panama to screen and deport illegal migrants heading for the United States’ southern border, CBS News reported Monday.
According to the news outlet, U.S. officials told CBS that the team will include individuals from the Department of Homeland Security that have experience screening asylum-seekers and deporting migrants which will be sent to the Central American nation once an agreement is reached with the government.
“[The] goal of the program is to provide technical assistance and other capacity-building so that they can basically create a more robust program to repatriate migrants who do not establish a legal basis to remain in Panama,” the senior U.S. official told CBS News.
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