Tag Archives: Central American Migrants

Risk of terrorists crossing U.S. border into Texas is real — but low

The number of illegal border crossers from far flung places— including countries deemed sponsors of terrorism — has been increasing, but they remain a small fraction of total border apprehensions. In border enforcement parlance, they’re known as “exotics:” distinct from the … Continue reading

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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: Unaccompanied Minors In The Hands Of Traffickers

MARION, Ohio — Over the last three years, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have fled Central America for the U.S. At least 19 have wound up in the hands of labor traffickers. That was the case in Ohio, where … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Thousands Of Child Migrants Go Unrepresented In Immigration Court

LOS ANGELES — On a sunny afternoon in May, a petite 14-year-old girl walked through the doors of Public Counsel, a Los Angeles legal services organization, and filled out intake paperwork hoping the organization would represent her in court. She spoke … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis: Migrants Run Dangerous Gauntlet On Guatemala-Mexico Border

This is the third in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one and two. ARRIAGA, Chiapas — The town of Arriaga in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas perfectly encapsulates how migration … 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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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Central American Asylum-Seekers Surge In Yuma

This is the first in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.”  Refugees from Central America are pouring into the United States, a trend from 2014 that seems to be growing along the U.S.-Mexico 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 Families Fear Deportation As Raids Begin

Immigration agents are rounding up Central American families who entered the U.S. illegally within the past two years. They are mainly mothers with children whose asylum claims have been rejected.

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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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