Tag : South America / Central America

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U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

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FILE PHOTO: A group of Central American migrants, hoping to apply for asylum in U.S., are seen at the Paso del Norte international border crossing
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Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

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TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for
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Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause

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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s unprecedented proposal to keep migrants waiting in Mexico while seeking U.S. asylum will likely face challenges that it endangers
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Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike at U.S. border

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TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – A handful of the thousands of Central American migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border waiting to plead their case for
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Illegal immigrants in U.S. at lowest level since 2004: study

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(Reuters) – The population of unauthorized immigrants in the United States fell to 10.7 million in 2016, its lowest level since 2004, due largely to
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Mexico calls for ‘full investigation’ of U.S. tear gas at border

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WASHINGTON/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the U.S. government on Monday calling for “a full investigation” into what it
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Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home after border clash

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WASHINGTON/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their
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U.S. fires tear gas into Mexico to repel migrants, closes border gate for several hours

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TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest border crossing and fired tear gas into Mexico on Sunday to repel Central American migrants
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U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

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SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country
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U.S. likely to give troops authority to protect border officials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is likely to grant U.S. troops on the border with Mexico additional authority to protect customs and border personnel
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U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump’s asylum order

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Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who
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Commander says U.S. military does not view Central American migrants as ‘enemies’

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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The commander of U.S. forces deployed in San Diego to fortify the southern border said he does not view the migrants
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After 2,000 miles they crossed the U.S. border; then tragedy struck

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TUCSON, Ariz./AGUACATE, Guatemala (Reuters) – The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson station around midnight. Joselino Gomez Esteban’s voice crackled
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Texas executes Mexican man for bludgeoning to death his family

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(Reuters) – A Mexican man was executed in Texas on Wednesday for bludgeoning his 42-year-old wife and two children to death with a sledgehammer at
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Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

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BASE CAMP DONNA, Texas (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he