Tag: Central America

The Price of Trump’s Migrant Deterrence Strategy: New Chaos on the Border

EL PASO — At a migrant shelter near the Mexican border, three girls from Guatemala — sisters aged 10, 9 and 6 — coughed and sniffled. One of them clung to both a teddy bear and a large bottle of Pedialyte, to soothe her dehydration and flu. The girls’ mother, […]

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Migrants’ Remittances to Mexico, Central America Jump to $53 Billion in 2018

Legal and illegal migrants sent $53.4 billion in remittances back to Mexico and Central America in 2018, or more than double the cost of building a border barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a World Bank report. Remittances to Mexico reached $33.7 billion in 2018, up 21 percent from roughly $27.8 billion in 2016, the bank […]

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State Department Pledges $10 Billion to Develop Central America, Southern Mexico

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it is pledging more than $10 billion to help strengthen the economies of Central America and Southern Mexico to stem the flow of thousands of migrants surging into the country. “The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development […]

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White House Says ‘Horrific, Tragic’ Death of Migrant Girl Is Not Its Responsibility

WASHINGTON — A White House official said on Friday that the Trump administration was not responsible for the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died from dehydration last week while in the custody of the Border Patrol. Officials said the girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, and her father were among […]

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For Migrants on Both Sides of the Border, the One Constant Is a Long Wait

SAN DIEGO — In an overcrowded shelter at a sports complex south of the Mexican border, nearly 6,000 migrants from Central America have been waiting in increasingly squalid conditions — and with an increasing sense of desperation — to cross into the United States. On the other side of the […]

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The Number of Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. Has Dropped, a Study Says. Here Are 5 Takeaways.

Shortly after then-candidate Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, he suggested that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States could exceed 30 million. But a new study puts the number far lower and shows a significant decline over more than a decade. The study, published by the […]

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Caravan Migrants at Border: ‘Let Us Cross,’ Trump ‘Treats Us Like Garbage’

Migrants with a caravan of between 7,000 to 10,000 Central Americans are frustrated with United States border enforcement, telling media crews that they are growing impatient as they wait in Mexico. In multiple reports, caravan migrants say they want quick and easy access to the U.S. Though the caravan migrants in Tijuana, Mexico are being […]

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Migrants Report Mexican Officials Seek Money to Allow U.S. Border Access

Thousands of migrants are still arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to be allowed into the country as asylum seekers. But many are claiming Mexican officials are asking for money to allow them to proceed across bridges that would take them to a U.S. border checkpoint.  The Los Angeles Times reported that Mexican officials are […]

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Xi Jinping to Tour Central America in Bid to Expand China’s Influence

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping will visit Panama next week in a bid to expand his regime’s growing influence over the Americas, China’s foreign ministry announced on Friday. Xi will meet with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela on December 3rd, where the two leaders are scheduled to sign over two dozen agreements on sectors […]

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Why Big Law Is Taking on Trump Over Immigration

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Corporate lawyers at Paul Weiss, a prestigious Manhattan law firm, often spend their days scouring the fine print of client documents and government regulations. But for the past few months, they have been on […]

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‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises […]

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Migrant Caravan Is Just Yards From U.S. Border, but Long Wait Lies Ahead

TIJUANA, Mexico — After more than a month on the move, a caravan of migrants from Central America has come to a halt just a few yards from the border wall that divides Mexico and the United States. The metal barrier looms near the sports center where Tijuana’s city government […]

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Caravan Migrants Admit They Are Job-Seekers: ‘I Know I’m Not Getting Asylum’

Central American migrants with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 members are admitting once again that they are not asylum-seekers, but rather economic migrants looking for jobs in the United States. In interviews with the New York Times and the Guardian, caravan migrants admit that they are not eligible for asylum in the U.S. — […]

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Watch–Caravan Migrants Arrive at Southern Border, Scale Fence

Video footage released by various Mexican news agencies show the first group of migrants with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 Central Americans have arrived at the United States-Mexico border. In live video footage by Televisa Tijuana Oficial and FRONTERA, Central American migrants reportedly with the caravan can be seen scaling a border fence that separates Tijuana, […]

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‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Organizer Admits Caravan Is a ‘Mass Exodus’ from Central America to U.S.

The organizer of a 7,000-strong migrant caravan headed to the United States admits that the effort is a “mass exodus” from Central America. In an interview with USA Today, Pueblo Sin Fronteras organizer Alex Mensing admitted that the caravan is less about foreign nationals looking for legitimate asylum and more about the movement of entire populations from […]

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Jorge Ramos Defends Migrant Caravan on Fox News: ‘There’s No Invasion Here’

Fox News on Monday hyped an interview with open borders advocate and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, in which he lectured concerned Americans about a 7,000-strong migrant caravan headed to the United States-Mexico border. During an interview with Fox News‘s Martha MacCallum, Ramos admitted that previously deported illegal aliens and criminals were among the migrant caravan headed […]

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Watch–Beto O’Rourke to Black American: Illegal Immigrant Labor Needed for Cotton Gin

During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support of illegal immigration that illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico are today’s cotton pickers. O’Rourke’s remarks were made after a black American asked […]

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Migrant Families Have Been Reunited. Now, a Scramble to Prevent Deportations.

“We had signals that was about to happen,” said Zachary Best, one of the lawyers. The reason that children have different prospects for asylum protection has to do with the way immigration authorities handled their cases when they were separated from their parents at the border. Under the “zero-tolerance” policy, anyone who illegally crossed the […]

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