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El Salvador criticizes both U.S., migrant parents for border clash

November 27, 2018

The government of El Salvador complained Tuesday about the treatment of illegal immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border, insisting both countries should use “dialogue” rather than force to control the mob of migrants that burst through the boundary fence over the weekend.

But the government also chided parents who put their children in harm’s way by trying to jump the border.

“No circumstance justifies the use of force against migrants, particularly in the case of women and children,” the Salvadoran government said in a statement.

It has asked the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees and the International Organization on Migration to step in take stock of the thousands of migrants camped out in Baja California plotting avenues to enter the U.S.

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