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First Lady Of Honduras To Tour South Texas Immigration Shelters

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Nacional party presidential precandidate for the Azules Unidos (United Blue) movement, Juan Orlando Hernandez (L), greets supporters alongside his wife, Ana Garcia de Hernandez (R), in Tegucigalpa, on July 15, 2012. (credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nacional party presidential precandidate for the Azules Unidos (United Blue) movement, Juan Orlando Hernandez (L), greets supporters alongside his wife, Ana Garcia de Hernandez (R), in Tegucigalpa, on July 15, 2012. (credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The first lady of Honduras is to tour South Texas immigration shelters to learn the plight of thousands of Hondurans who entered the United States illegally.

Ana Garcia de Hernandez already has met Thursday morning with McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. Starting Friday, she is scheduled to visit several Border Patrol stations in the Rio Grande Valley and plans to remain in the area through Saturday.

The Border Patrol has been overwhelmed in the region by the number of immigrants entering the country illegally. About three-quarters of them are from Central America, with the most coming from Honduras. More than 15,000 unaccompanied children from Honduras have been apprehended since October.

Many of the immigrants say they are fleeing widespread gang violence and lack of job opportunities.

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