Lev Tahor in waiting game in Guatemala

Lev Tahor children are walked home during the lunch hour from the makeshift school they attend in...

Lev Tahor children are walked home during the lunch hour from the makeshift school they attend in Chatham, Ont., Friday, November 29, 2013. (Diana Martin/QMI Agency)

Kelly Pedro, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:16 PM ET

LONDON -- A spokesperson for the Lev Tahor group is praising the Guatemalan government for how it’s handling the case involving six Lev Tahor children and their parents who are in the Central American country.

“Guatemala is following the law. They want to see documentation, they want to see actual proof before they’re going to be separating these families,” said Pamela Palmer, who is working with the Lev Tahor community as a media coordinator.

The children and their parents were not apprehended Friday, she said.

Officials went to meet the families in a hotel room Friday and listened to their story, Palmer said.

The Guatemalan officials then referred them to a human rights group — the name of which Palmer did not know. She said Guatemala is now waiting for “proof” from the Canadian government.

“Right now it’s just a big waiting game. The Canadian government has to basically provide all the proof in order for Guatemala to act,” she said.


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