• Immigration Jan 22

    Mexico Begins Flying, Busing Migrants Back to Honduras

    Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and continued north.

  • Mexico Jan 19

    Mexico Blocks Hundreds of Migrants From Crossing Border Span

    More than 200 mostly Honduran migrants rested on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping sheer numbers will improve their chances of entering Mexico and continuing their journey north....

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    Across the river from Tecun Uman, in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, National Guard troops with riot shields trucked in throughout Friday afternoon...

  • Mexico Jan 18

    Mexico Readies for Central American Migrants at South Border

    Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to prevent a repeat of the headline-grabbing “caravans” of past years when massive flows of migrants and asylum seekers overwhelmed agents. National Guard and army troops stood watch as rafts plied the Suchiate River between the two…

  • Immigration Jan 16

    100s of Migrants Crossing Guatemala Face New Challenges

    Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula and crossed the Guatemala border in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018.

  • Immigration Jan 10

    US-Honduras Finalize Implementation Steps on Asylum Deal

    U.S. acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday on a visit to Honduras that the two countries had finalized the steps on implementing an agreement that would send third country asylum seekers from the United States to Honduras.

  • Immigration Dec 29, 2019

    Denied Asylum, Migrants Return to Place They Fear Most: Home

    By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the United States. They thought they’d have jobs — he’d work construction, maybe she’d be a waitress. They thought they’d be safe. They thought they’d have asylum. Instead, an American judge swiftly denied their asylum requests. The Trump administration, in making asylum an increasingly...

  • Department of State Nov 7, 2019

    Memos: US Ambassadors Urged Trump Admin to Keep Temporary Protected Status for Haitian, Central American Immigrants

    U.S. ambassadors from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti sent urgent cables to the White House in the early days of the Trump administration, pleading with them to abandon plans to send hundreds of thousands of migrants back to their home countries. The cables, made public Thursday, expose the divide between career diplomats and a new administration eager to push through...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 2, 2019

    US Extends Protection for 6 Nations' Migrants for a Year

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in those countries, had been set to expire in January 2020, or in Nepal’s case, March. Trump administration has...

  • Honduras Oct 23, 2019

    Lawsuit: ICE Agent Threatened Immigrant, Raped Her for Years

    A Connecticut woman originally from Honduras says in a lawsuit she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent over a period of years.

  • Mexico Oct 19, 2019

    Asylum-Seeking Mexicans Are More Prominent at US Border

    Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States. The 33-year-old fled Mexico’s western state of Michoacán a few weeks ago with her husband and five children — ages 3 to 12 — when her husband,...

  • New York Oct 18, 2019

    Honduran President's Brother a Drug Trafficker: Prosecutor

    The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez created “state-sponsored” drug trafficking by corrupting the country’s politics to protect drug dealers, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Wednesday at a drug trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emil Bove in New York made the allegation as he asked a jury to convict Juan Antonio (Tony) Hernandez, 41, a former Honduran...

  • texas Oct 11, 2019

    US-Mexico Border Bridge Reopens After Migrants Camp Out

    Migrants wanting to request asylum camped out on a U.S.-Mexico border bridge Thursday, leading to a half-day closure of a span linking the Mexican city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere stretched out on the bridge before dawn, with some lying on mats or their coats. The crowd included children and babies. U.S....

  • MAYOR Oct 8, 2019

    Witness: ‘El Chapo' Gave $1M to Honduran President's Brother

    A Honduran former mayor and drug trafficker testified Monday that Mexican kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1 million to the brother of Honduras’ president in 2013 for the politician’s presidential campaign. The longtime Sinaloa cartel boss made the payment to be able to smuggle cocaine through Honduras to Guatemala, Amílcar Alexander Ardón alleged in testimony on the fourth...

  • Dallas Oct 5, 2019

    ‘Are You Afraid of Dying?' Transgender Woman Attacked in Dallas Tells Her Story for the First Time

    In her first interview since she was attacked on Sept. 20, Daniela Calderon describes what happened and her frustration that the man who admitted to shooting her was released on bail.

  • Congress Sep 29, 2019

    Explained: Abortion Rights in Mexico and Latin America

    Mexican women on Saturday marched for abortion rights, highlighting increased efforts across Latin America to lift some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Efforts to legalize abortion have emerged in the region as some societies become more liberal and the Roman Catholic Church loses sway amid clerical sex abuse cases. Mexico City, along with Cuba and Uruguay, are the...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Trump Administration Proposes Historically Low Refugee Limit

    The Trump administration wants to cap the number of refugees admitted into the United States to the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980. A State Department proposal released Thursday would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Of those refugee admissions spots, 5,000 would be...

  • Department of State Sep 26, 2019

    American Asylum Pact With Honduras Seals ‘Northern Triangle'

    The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves the way to send asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world’s most violent countries, like its neighbors. A...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2019

    US, El Salvador Sign Asylum Deal, Details to Be Worked Out

    The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world’s most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures before it would go into effect, according to a draft copy of the agreement...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2019

    Mexico Declares Success Slowing Migrant Flow as US Border Crossings Decline

    Mexico says the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen by 56 percent since an agreement with U.S. officials three months ago to reduce the flow. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard declared the measures a success Friday. He also said the deployment of the National Guard has generated few complaints about human rights violations.

  • JUDGE Aug 22, 2019

    US Citizen Held for Skin Color, Latino Name, Lawsuit Says

    A Honduran-born U.S. citizen says in a federal lawsuit that he was illegally held in a Louisiana jail for days because a sheriff’s office wrongly suspected he was in the country illegally. Lawyers for the New Orleans-based American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge on behalf of Ramon Torres. It says Torres was jailed...

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