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Vice President Mike Pence recently discussed the dangers of mass migration and said the U.S. is committed to border security.

Speaking at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America Thursday, the vice president called on Central American governments and leaders to tell their citizens to stop trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

Vice President Mike Pence accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, right, speaks during the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America at State Department on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Pence said the U.S. is committed to the rule of law and all nations need to speak with one voice. He also offered a message to those who may try and break those laws.

“Do not put your families at risk by taking the dangerous journey north to attempt to enter the U.S. illegally,” he urged. “The truth is, if they cannot come to the U.S. legally, they should not come at all.”

Pence went on to say all countries need to do more to combat mass migration and crime rates as well as improve their economies to prevent their citizens from fleeing their homelands.

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