Tag Archives: Central America

With More Nationalities Seen in Border Apprehensions, a Changing Face of Migration

TONALA, Mexico — The face of migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States appears to be changing. Immigration arrest statistics from Mexico for the first six months of 2016 mirror a rise in detentions in the same timeframe by U.S. border … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Tracking U.S. Influence On Mexico’s Southern Border Plan

This is the second in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one here. CIUDAD HIDALGO, Chiapas — In 2012, a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security declared that Mexico’s southern border … Continue reading

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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it’s diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.

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Central American Migration: New Concerns As Numbers Rise One Year After Unprecedented Influx

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The line of the hopeful forms every weekday morning at the American Embassy in San Salvador. The scene is both intense and poignant. A line of several dozen families snakes its way along a sidewalk … Continue reading

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With More Central American Migrants Coming to U.S., Concerns About Another Surge

New numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol show that the number of families illegally crossing the southern border has more than doubled since the same time period last fall. That’s causing concern that there could be a new surge of … Continue reading

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The Lesser Of Two Evils: Riding La Bestia

Fronteras Desk Correspondent Lorne Matalon spoke to Julian Worricker of the BBC World Service on July 19. They discussed La Bestia, which Matalon rode, in the context of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who are reaching the United States border from … Continue reading

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Reporter’s First Look at Arizona Detention Facility

The media got its first look at conditions inside Border Patrol detention facilities in South Texas and Arizona on Wednesday. Until now, officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) haven’t allowed reporters inside the facilities in Nogales, AZ and … Continue reading

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