Tag: Guatemala

‘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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How the G.O.P. Built Donald Trump’s Cages

In the administration’s budget proposals, it has sought deep cuts in aid to these countries — something Congress has wisely ignored. Removing a financial lifeline from nations already in chaos is hardly a recipe for progress. At the same time, Mr. Trump’s move to kick out as many people who are from these countries as […]

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No Relief in Sight for Parents of Thousands of Migrant Children Still in Custody

AURORA, Colo. — Micaela Samol Gonzalez, dressed in blue detention scrubs, made her way to the front of a windowless courtroom in Colorado on Thursday and faced the judge. After she gave her name and arranged a future court date for her immigration case, the judge asked whether she had any questions. She had just […]

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Rae Sremmurd & Slim Jxmmi Escape to Paradise in “Guatemala”

Rae Sremmurd released its third studio album, SR3MM back in May, and we’ve rated it as a “bonafide triple threat” from the hip-hop duo hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi. Now, the official music video for “Guatemala,” which is the track off Swae Lee’s Swaecation portion of Rae Sremmurd’s triple album has debuted, as the brothers escape […]

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‘I Can’t Go Without My Son,’ a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala

They’d had a plan: Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez packed up what little she had in Guatemala and traveled across Mexico with her 8-year-old son, Anthony. In a group, they rafted across the Rio Grande into Texas. From there they intended to join her boyfriend, Edgar, who’d found a construction job in the United States. Except […]

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A drone flew over the Fuego volcano’s hellish aftermath in Guatemala. Here’s what it saw.

Volcán de Fuego erupts during a sunrise.Image: Shutterstock / John Crux By Mark Kaufman2018-06-14 18:10:04 UTC There’s no question that Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego is a deadly mountain. Beginning June 3, the volcano sent chaotic avalanches of rock and gas down its sides, and as of June 13 the eruptions had taken 110 lives, with […]

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Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Neither of Fuego’s eruptions were anywhere near that large. And a Krakatau-scale explosion of a shield volcano like Kilauea is never going to happen, Dr. Segall said. Not that there haven’t been a few small explosions on Kilauea in the past month. These may have been the result of hot magma contacting groundwater, which then […]

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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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When Democracy Isn’t Enough

When the early returns of the November 26 presidential election in Honduras began coming in, supporters of the leftist opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, had cause to celebrate. With 57 percent of polling stations counted, he had a five-point lead, a seemingly irreversible advantage. But then the vote-counting system went dark, victim of a computer glitch. […]

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