The agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the US to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the US border.
At least a dozen were taken to a hospital in Khoms while the rest were transferred to different detention centres, including Tajoura, located near the front lines of the fighting between rival Libyan
The vice president visited the McAllen Border Station, where he was taken to a sweltering outdoor portal where 384 men were held in a caged area.
Yazmin Juarez told the House Civil Rights, Civil Liberties subcommittee she fled to the United States last year with her 19-month-old Mariee 'because I feared for our lives in Guatemala.'
The Department of Homeland Security has been criticized after a report from its inspector general, a watchdog, last week warned about 'dangerous overcrowding' in migrant detention facilities in Texas.
Often seen as a political headache in the countries, recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks they face and the political constraints at the root of them.
The unprecedented surge of migrant families has left U.S. immigration detention centers severely overcrowded and taxed the government's ability to provide medical care and other attention.
To avail the Reuniting Families program adult migrants must identify themselves with their unique identity document and minors must show a passport or birth certificate.