Tag: Central America

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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Del Monte Vegetables Linked to Outbreak That Has Sickened More Than 200, Officials Say

More than 200 people have been infected by an intestinal parasite after reportedly eating vegetables from Fresh Del Monte Produce vegetable trays, the federal authorities said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported there were 212 cases of the infection, cyclosporiasis, in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Thursday. Those infected reported eating […]

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Arrests at U.S.-Mexico Border Drop for First Time in Months

WASHINGTON — Federal immigration agents apprehended just over 42,500 people at the southwestern border in June, according to data released on Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security, a drop in the number of migrants trying to enter the United States after a spike the previous three months. Border Patrol agents arrested 34,114 people trying […]

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How Did We Get to the Savagery of ‘Tender Age’ Shelters?

But the D.H.S.’s own numbers suggest otherwise. The rate of adults apprehended with kids fraudulently posing as family rose from just 0.1 to 0.6 percent of all cases of accompanied minors snagged at the border between 2017 and the first five months of this year. All but a minuscule fraction of kids crossing with adults […]

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For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt

TAPACHULA, Mexico — A mother from El Salvador swiveled away from the fire where she was toasting some tortillas at a migrant shelter in a Mexican border town. The woman, Lucía Carmen Flores Sánchez, had just learned on Tuesday about the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the United States border. […]

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Trilobites: Aztec Turquoise Tiles May Solve a Mesoamerican Mystery

Advertisement A recent geochemical analysis calls into question the idea of extensive contact between Mesoamerican and Southwest American cultures before the Spanish invaded. June 13, 2018 ImageA reconstructed turquoise mosaic recovered from Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, in present day Mexico City.CreditOliver Santana/Editorial Raíces With its brilliant hues of […]

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On the Border, a Discouraging New Message for Asylum Seekers: Wait

In their monthlong odyssey taking them from violence-plagued El Salvador to the streets of this Mexican outpost on the Arizona border, the dream of finding protection in the United States somehow kept Carolina Cortez and her two children going. But when they finally arrived in Nogales about two weeks ago and made their way to […]

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Trump Administration Drops Asylum Protections For Domestic Violence Victims

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Trump administration Monday overturned asylum protections for domestic violence victims in a decision that could affect thousands of asylum seekers from Central America. The move from Attorney General Jeff Sessions specifically addresses domestic violence victims from Central America and ruled that a 2014 Board of Immigration Appeals decision protecting such women was wrongly decided. […]

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The Immigration Forces Beyond Trump’s Control

Last December, the Trump administration celebrated what it thought was a major accomplishment: a 24 percent drop in arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2017 fiscal year. The 310,531 arrests made, a 46-year low, marked a significant decrease in one of the key indicators that measures unauthorized crossings into the United States. U.S. immigration […]

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‘It’s Horrendous’: The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father

In the last two years, 12 children, including two sets of siblings, have occupied the room upstairs with its soothing white-and-light-blue walls and twin beds with colorful bedding. All had arrived in the United States alone and remained in the family’s care for a few weeks or months until a long-term sponsor already in the […]

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Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Killing 25 and Injuring Hundreds

The volcano sits less than 30 miles from the capital, Guatemala City, which has a population of about three million people. Reuters quoted officials as saying on Sunday that 3,100 people had been evacuated and nearly 300 injured. The capital’s airport was also closed because of the danger that ash posed to aircraft, Reuters reported, […]

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