Winning asylum in the U.S. is especially hard now for Central American migrants

Daniela, 19, checks her cell phone at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Daniela talked about the difficulties that women can face El Salvador, including sexual assault and death threats. Daniela was living in a Tijuana shelter while in the process … Read More

As Trump closes US doors to migrants, Latin Americans look to Europe

Migrants from Honduras head north through Guatemala in January 2019. The difficulty and danger of the journey to the US is a factor in a rise in Latin American migrants heading for Europe. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters Venezuelans are behind only Syrians … Read More

Central America Encourages Migrants to Leave—And Then Rakes in U.S. Dollars

The three Northern Triangle nations have done little to provide for the poor. Central American refugees ride a cargo truck in Mexico. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are, by all accounts, countries ravaged by gang violence, drug trafficking and … Read More

US-Mexico border at ‘breaking point’ amid immigration surge, official says

Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan declared ‘operational crisis’ and called on Congress for solutions.  Migrants being held for processing under the Paso del Norte bridge in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images Images emerged on Wednesday … Read More

The U.S.-Mexico border is at a ‘breaking point’ as 76,000 migrants cross in a month. Here’s what you need to know

Moises Castillo, Associated Press Hundreds of Hondurans are blocked at the border crossing in Agua Caliente, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A caravan of Honduran migrants moved toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty … Read More

25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say

At least 25 people affiliated with the MS-13 gang were deported from Mexico after they were revealed to be concealed within the caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants just across the U.S. border, immigration officials said Tuesday. The caravan first arrived in Piedras Negras, Mexico, two … Read More

Spanish-language network reporter reveals who is ‘infiltrating’ migrant caravan heading to US

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A reporter for the Spanish-language network Univision revealed that he had met people from a Muslim-majority country were infiltrating the migrant caravan from Honduras headed towards the U.S. border. “They infiltrated themselves in this caravan” Univision correspondent Francisco Santa Anna … Read More

Trump: US to begin cutting foreign aid over migrant caravan

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President Donald Trump has said the US will “begin cutting off” foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the unfolding migrant crisis. Mr Trump criticised the countries on Monday for allowing people to leave the region and come … Read More