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Trump administration will end refugee program for children

Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States.... Read more»

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CBP chopper crew rescues Guatemalan man near Three Points

A helicopter crew with U.S. Customs and Border Protection airlifted a 19-year-old Guatemalan man with a broken ankle from a mountainside near Three Points, about 20 miles southwest of Tucson, authorities said. ... Read more»

Exclusive: Central America to seek Mexico's support after Trump win

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have agreed to join forces and seek support from Mexico to forge a joint strategy in response to Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency, El Salvador's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday. ... Read more»

U.S. Border Patrol sends more agents to Texas as apprehensions rise

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency plans to send an additional 150 agents to the southern border region of Texas to combat a recent rise in apprehensions, mostly of children and families crossing illegally, it said on Saturday.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

In Mexico, complaints about immigrants crossing illegally and taking jobs

In southern Mexico, locals say some migrants fleeing Central America are staying put instead of traveling on to the United States. They're blamed for taking jobs, driving down wages and taxing social services — familiar complaints in our country's immigration debate. This story is part of Tribune's yearlong Bordering on Insecurity project. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Mexico fights illegal immigration on its own southern border

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has tried to cut down the flow of Central American immigrants passing through on their way to the southern U.S. border. ... Read more»

Gang wars, poverty drive Central Americans over U.S. border

The challenge of securing the southern U.S. border is changing dramatically as fewer Mexicans cross illegally, but more Central Americans arrive seeking refuge from the terror and chaos of their home countries.... Read more»

'At the limit,' Mexico buckles under migrant surge to U.S.

Mexico is struggling to stem the flow of Central American migrants traveling to the United States ahead of the U.S. presidential election, causing major concern in Washington, which is weighing sending more agents to help. ... Read more»

Report: Migrant kids fleeing violence could find refuge in Mexico but fail

Thousands of migrant children fleeing gang violence in Central America could qualify for refugee status in Mexico, but only a tiny fraction actually seek that legal protection, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. ... Read more»

Democratic presidential candidates blast U.S. plan to deport families

The Obama administration on Thursday came under fire from Democratic presidential candidates and human rights groups for plans to intensify deportations of Central American migrants by rounding up undocumented families.... Read more»

Central American migrants deported from U.S. and Mexico face danger and debt

Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants, including children, are deported by the United States each year to their home countries where they face gang violence and a lack of state services to help them reintegrate, researchers said.... Read more»

Civil Rights Comm. hammers immigration authorities on family detention

In a scathing report released Thursday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said it found evidence that immigration officials were interfering with the constitutional rights of families in detention, and called on Homeland Security to immediately release them. It cited conditions that are "useless, punitive and not necessary."... Read more»

Q&A: Unaccompanied children from Central America, one year later

In 2014, roughly 69,000 kids from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flooded the U.S.-Mexico border, traveling alone at great personal peril. A year later, the number of unaccompanied children arriving at U.S. borders has dropped significantly. But the immigration status of many of these children remains in flux.... Read more»

U.S. ads target illegal immigration from Central America

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched an advertising campaign on Tuesday aimed at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States illegally and avoid the influx of the tens of thousands who tried to come last year.... Read more»

Drug traffickers are wiping out the jaguar in Central America

The jaguar roams jungles and riverbanks from the Amazon to Mexico, and even into the southwestern United States. It’s a powerful and cunning hunter, and a single cat’s territory can stretch hundreds of miles. But powerful drug cartels are carving up its Central American habitat. In some areas, the big cats are at risk of disappearing entirely.... Read more»1

Far from home

Mexico 'a death trap for migrants' one year after new border program launched

Though last year's influx of Central American migrants spawned reform, migrants remain easy prey.... Read more»

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