The US is looking to the United Nations for help in dealing with thousands of migrants fleeing to the US to escape violence in Central America.
The hope is that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will set up processing centres for people to apply for resettlement in the region.
The processing centres would provide at least temporary safety while asylum claims were processed, and would mean people being relocated to other countries other than the US.
In recent days, the White House has been working behind the scenes to tamp down rebukes from members of the president’s own party over deportation raids that took place over the holidays.
The raids saw over 120 immigrants placed in line for deportation over New Year’s weekend.