Tag: Guatemala

Donald Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border if Democrats Fail to Fund Border Security

President Donald Trump threatened to close the Southern border on Friday if Democrats continued blocking funding for border security. “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled […]

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Is Haiti Awakening to Change?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It started with a few keystrokes in a living room in Montreal. Gilbert Mirambeau Jr., a Haitian filmmaker and writer, took to Twitter on Aug. 14 to post a photo of himself, blindfolded, holding a piece of cardboard with a simple question written on it in Haiti’s […]

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8-Year-Old Migrant Child From Guatemala Dies in U.S. Custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in United States custody early Christmas Day, according to the United States Customs and Border Protection. The boy died just after midnight on Tuesday at a hospital in Alamogordo, N.M., where he and his father had been taken after a Border Patrol agent saw […]

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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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In Home Village of Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody, Poverty Drives Migration

SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala — Claudia Maquin said goodbye to her 7-year-old daughter a few weeks ago, when the girl and her father left their small village with the dream of making a new life in the United States. Now she is waiting to say goodbye to her again. Ms. […]

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Pentagon: U.S. to Keep Troops at the Southwest Border Through End of January

The Pentagon will extend the U.S. troop deployment at the southwest border with Mexico through the end of January based on a request from the Department of Homeland Security, a defense spokesman said Friday. “Today, DHS submitted a request for assistance to the Department of Defense to extend its support through January 31, 2019,” said […]

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Send Judges to the Border, Not Troops

Trying to stop immigrants as the Trump administration is doing — unilaterally, at the border and with tear gas and troops — is a sign of only one thing: failure. In fact, the administration’s response to the migrant caravan from Central America that recently arrived at the border with Mexico […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing […]

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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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Kobach: The Caravan Is a Consequence of Rewarding Illegal Immigration

Once again, a massive caravan of aliens is coming north to demand entry into the United States.  This one is even bigger than the last.  The number of migrants is over 7,000 and growing. The open-borders Left and their talking heads in the media are falsely describing the caravan’s trek as a “humanitarian crisis.”  But […]

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Caravan Migrants: ‘What Are We Supposed to Do in Honduras If There’s no Work?’

Migrants traveling with the 7,000-strong caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to overwhelm the country’s asylum and immigration system are admitting that they are merely foreign workers looking for jobs. Migrants with the caravan — many of whom are previously deported illegal aliens — recently admitted to the Washington Post in interviews that they are […]

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Donald Trump Challenges Media to Bring Cameras and Investigate Caravan

President Donald Trump challenged the media on Monday to bring their cameras to the caravan of over 7,000 migrants, currently pressing through Mexico towards the United States. “Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search,” Trump told reporters at the White House. He claimed that they would find MS-13 gang members […]

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Migrant Caravan Grows to 7,000, Trump Vows to Slash Central American Aid

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the United States would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” foreign aid to Central America over a growing migrant caravan marching toward the southern border. “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to […]

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Donald Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Military to Stop Migrant Caravan

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to block the migrant caravan heading for the United States border. “I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump wrote on […]

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Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Sentenced to 16 Years for Killing NFL Linebacker

A twice-deported illegal alien has been sentenced to no more than 16 years in prison for killing NFL Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a drunk driving car crash. Manuel Orrego-Savala, a 37-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to driving drunk and killing Jackson in […]

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Some Separated Children Will Go Home, Despite Government’s Failure to Act

Nearly 600 children remain in government custody, including 410 who have had a parent deported, according to the filing. More than 300 are from Guatemala and another 100 are from Honduras. The rest are from El Salvador, Brazil and Romania, among other countries. The children from New York are among the first to be reunited […]

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‘Why Did You Leave Me?’ The Migrant Children Left Behind as Parents Are Deported

Adayanci Perez Chavez, who was separated from her father when they crossed the border from Guatemala more than two months ago, has watched as one playmate after another has checked out of the migrant children’s center in Michigan where they have spent their days studying, playing and meeting with their case managers. One by one […]

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Ciudad Tecún Umán Dispatch: Rafting Across a Mexico River to Make a Living, and Remake a Life

CIUDAD TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala — Traffic on the international bridge that spans the Suchiate River and links the Guatemalan town of Ciudad Tecún Umán with Mexico, is often light. For the immigration and customs agents posted at each end of the bridge, things are quiet, even sleepy. But from the bridge, you can see a […]

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Cleaning Toilets, Following Rules: A Migrant Child’s Days in Detention

She made friends, and together they would paint their nails and make multicolored friendship bracelets out of yarn. She became especially close to a Guatemalan girl named Sofia. But one day, Sofia just disappeared. Finally, on July 1, it was Yoselyn’s turn to leave. She was flown to New York on her first airplane flight. […]

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Guatemalan Asylum Seeker: People in USA ‘Don’t Have Hearts’

A Guatemalan migrant living in Miami — reunited over the weekend with her young daughter after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — has a message for asylum seekers: find refuge in another country because Americans “don’t have hearts.” Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez reportedly entered through the U.S.-Mexico border with her son on May 1, and her husband, along with their 7-year-old daughter Janne […]

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