Tag Archives: Central American Migrants
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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