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  • That Migrant Caravan From Honduras Didn’t Make It Very Far: "Head Back Home Folks!" Says Guatemala and Mexico

    10/04/2020 6:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, John reported on the return of an unwelcome fall ritual. That would be the start of the migrant caravan season when illegal aliens gather together in huge groups to attempt the trek from Guatemala and Honduras up through Mexico to either try to cross the United States border illegally or present themselves for asylum. (Frequently both if they get caught trying to jump the border.) In this case, roughly 1,000 migrants, primarily from Honduras, formed up and headed through Guatemala toward Mexico’s southern border heading north. By yesterday, their numbers were estimated to have swollen to 2,000....
  • Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

    10/04/2020 6:19:37 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | SONIA PÉREZ D. (Associated Press)
    Hundreds of U.S.-bound Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country’s border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock. By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so migrants who had been stalled by police and soldiers remained along a stretch of rural highway remained. Police said that hours earlier, migrants had boarded buses and army trucks to be taken back to the border. Small groups of fewer than 10 migrants each could still be found walking along the highway before the roadblock Saturday morning. Olvin Suazo, 21,...
  • Mexico deploys military to block migrant caravan

    10/03/2020 6:02:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 81 replies
    Sports Grind ^ | October 3, 2020 | Christine Watkins
    Mexico on Friday ordered the military to deploy along its southern border to block a migrant caravan that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested was linked to the US election. Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants were traveling through Guatemala, heading for the United States via Mexico, just weeks before a tense US presidential vote in which immigration is a key issue. “It seems very strange to us. It’s very strange that this caravan leaves on the eve of the election in the United States,” Lopez Obrador told reporters. “It has to do with the election in the United States. I...
  • Thousands of Caravan Migrants Push into Guatemala

    10/01/2020 6:56:43 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2020 | BOB PRICE
    Reports from the Honduras-Guatemala border shows large groups of migrants illegally pushing past security personnel. Despite the threat of COVID-19, the migrants forced their way across the border. A tweet released by New York Times video correspondent Brent McDonald shows a “large caravan of Central American migrants fleeing pandemic-induced poverty” pushing their way past Guatemalan border security officials. He reports the group is heading to Mexico — presumably with an intended destination of the U.S. southern border. McDonald reported that Guatemalan border officials expect an additional 3,000 to attempt to enter from Honduras on Friday, raising the total two-day crossing...
  • Honduras to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year

    09/22/2020 12:49:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Monday, September 21, 2020 | unattributed
    Honduras hopes to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of the year, putting an end to its policy of neutrality - a move likely to further anger the Palestinians. "I have just talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu to strengthen our strategic alliance, we spoke to arrange the opening of the embassies in Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem, respectively," Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez posted on Twitter on Sunday. "We hope to take this historic step before the end of the year, as long as the pandemic allows it." Netanyahu said the intention was to open and inaugurate...
  • Guatemala burying dozens of unidentified people who died of COVID-19

    07/29/2020 1:58:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/29/2020
    No hospitals appear to be taking advantage of a national identity database that contains the fingerprints of anyone with a national identity card. A registry spokeswoman said a search of the National Register of Persons would only be possible with an order from a judge, prosecutors or forensic medicine officials. One death certificate viewed by )The Associated Press showed the person identified only as “XX XX, XX XX,” with the gender and an estimated age. For cause of death it listed acute respiratory distress syndrome and COVID-19. For now the unidentified COVID-19 victims are buried in a designated area deep...
  • Cicero Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Labor Trafficking Charge

    07/28/2020 4:55:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois
    CHICAGO — A Cicero woman who helped numerous undocumented immigrants from Guatemala illegally enter the United States pleaded guilty today to a federal labor trafficking charge.CONCEPCION MALINEK, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of labor trafficking.  The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang set sentencing for Oct. 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.The guilty plea was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the FBI.  Valuable assistance was provided by...
  • Joe Biden’s First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans

    07/24/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Biden's promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing. Sunday marks 100 days until the 2020 election. That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they’d forgotten how close we were. The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from...
  • Trump and (mexico's) Lopez Obrador will talk long-term solution to illegal immigration....(Today)....

    07/08/2020 9:38:38 AM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 7/7/2020 | Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    “The historic work that both of these administrations — led by the two presidents — have done stemming from one, the USMCA, which is something that we are going to obviously highlight … but also our historic cooperation on migration" a official told reporters. “Illegal migration is now down 85% of mostly from Central American countries that would not be possible without the help of President Lopez Obrador with the Migrant Protection plan that we worked together on and the 25,000 National Guardsmen men and women that he has put forward to the northern and southern borders to protect people...
  • Illegal Alien Gets Two Years in Jail for Returning to U.S. After Killing Four Kids

    06/21/2020 7:50:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Jun 20, 2020
    Illegal Alien Gets Two Years in Jail for Returning to U.S. After Killing Four Kids An illegal alien, deported after killing four American children in a 2008 school bus crash, has been sentenced to two years in prison for returning illegally to the United States. Olga Marina Franco del Cid, a 35-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota, to two years in prison after illegally re-entering the country. On February 18, 2008, Franco del Cid ran a stop sign and hit a school bus of 28 schoolchildren. Franco del Cid killed 13-year-old...
  • Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.

    03/17/2020 3:00:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 17, 2020 | Staff
    While the world is absorbed in the Coronavirus drama, yet another caravan of illegal immigrants is heading north to the United States from Central America. The group departed recently from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula and is making its way to Guatemala en route to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The final destination is the U.S., according to a Mexican news report that reveals the caravan has some 500 Central Americans but is expected to grow along the way. “They left their country due to a lack of work opportunities and prevailing violence,” according to the...
  • Pregnant 19-year-old, child die trying to climb US wall

    03/12/2020 1:47:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | March 12, 2020 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT, AP
    HOUSTON -- A 19-year-old pregnant woman from Guatemala died this week from injuries suffered when she fell trying to climb the U.S. border wall near El Paso, Texas, U.S. and Guatemalan authorities said Thursday. Guatemala identified the woman as Mirian Stephany Girón Luna. Medical personnel tried to deliver her baby, but were unsuccessful, both governments said. The U.S. said Girón was eight months pregnant, while Guatemalan authorities said she was at seven months. U.S. Customs and Border Protection blamed Girón's death on human smugglers who encouraged her to try to climb the wall. In a statement, Gloria Chavez, the chief...
  • Trump Administration to Make 35,000 Additional Seasonal Worker H-2B Visas Available

    03/06/2020 6:41:17 AM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05 March 2020 | Michelle Hackman
    Of the total visas available, 10,000 will be reserved for people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador The Trump administration said it is making an additional 35,000 seasonal guest-worker visas available this year ahead of the busy summer season, the largest increase since President Trump took office. The additional visas announced Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security will bring the total available this year to 101,000, though the additional visas will primarily be made available to returning workers. The seasonal-worker visa program, known as H-2B, enables U.S. employers to hire as many as 66,000 foreign workers a year, with...
  • AMLO sees migrant caravans “waning”

    02/01/2020 11:25:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 1, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    We haven’t been seeing nearly as many migrant caravan stories in the news this winter as compared to the same time one year ago. And there’s a reason for that. It’s because there haven’t been as many migrant caravans, and the ones that did manage to form up haven’t made it very far past Mexico’s southern border. When asked to comment on this trend yesterday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) predicted that there would almost certainly be more caravans, but he sees them growing smaller and less frequent. (Associated Press) President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that...
  • Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after latest migrant caravan

    01/26/2020 5:27:39 AM PST · by kingu · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/24/2020 | AP
    (excerpt middle...) Where the first caravans were allowed to pass through Mexican territory and even given humanitarian aid or transportation by many communities and some officials, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration changed that beginning last year in response to steep trade tariffs threatened by Washington. The result was on display Thursday on a rural highway in the far-southern Mexican city of Frontera Hidalgo, just across the river border between Mexico and Guatemala that the hundreds of migrants, mostly Hondurans, crossed before dawn. The migrants walked for hours before stopping at the crossroads where Vázquez’s stand lies, taking advantage of...
  • United Nations says concerned about Mexico's actions against migrants

    01/24/2020 10:09:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2020 | by Lizbeth Diaz
    MEXICO CITY - The United Nations said in a post on Twitter on Friday it is concerned about the impact Mexico’s migrant operation is having on children and vulnerable people, saying the country had a right to protect its borders but not to use excessive force. Mexican authorities have adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 who had entered Mexico from Guatemala seeking to reach the border with the United States.
  • Mexico is the wall: president faces pressure over migration clampdown

    01/24/2020 10:05:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2020 | by Anthony Esposito and Raul Cortes
    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing a barrage of criticism at home that he is doing U.S. President Donald Trump’s bidding after erecting a “wall” of security forces near the Guatemala border to keep out Central Americans. Mexico has bowed to demands from Trump, under the threat of punitive tariffs, to contain mass movements of migrants, most of them from Central America, who have been crossing through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border. Lopez Obrador was questioned at his daily morning news conference for a second day in a row about how the...
  • Mexico: Migrants from Guatemala evade police at border

    01/21/2020 6:26:17 PM PST · by fruser1 · 2 replies
    Sky News ^ | 21 January 2020 | none
    55 sec video only. Shows Mex/Guat river border and bridge full of desperados. Caption under video "Migrants wade across river into southern Mexico, trying to evade border guards." https://news.sky.com/video/mexico-migrants-evade-police-at-border-11913977
  • Mexico Halts Honduran Migrant Caravan At Guatemala Entry Point: Safe Third Country Agreement In Effect

    01/19/2020 7:06:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2020 | Karen Townsend
    A new caravan formed in Honduras with about 2,500 migrants traveling toward the U.S.- Mexico border. Saturday the Mexican National Guard stepped up and honored the “safe third country” agreement. The migrants were denied entry into Mexico at the Guatemala-Mexico border. Last November the Trump administration entered into a series of regional agreements with countries including Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The goal is to reduce the burden of Central American migrant caravans arriving at the U.S. border. Migrants are being returned to Guatemala, sent back to their home country, or allowed to enter the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)...
  • U.S. implements plan to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala

    01/07/2020 12:28:44 AM PST · by Farcesensitive · 6 replies
    Reuters via YAHOO ^ | January 6, 2020 | Mica Rosenberg
    Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent to Guatemala under a bilateral agreement signed by the Central American nation last year, according to documents sent to U.S. asylum officers in recent days and seen by Reuters. In a Jan. 4 email, field office staff at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) were told Mexican nationals will be included in the populations "amenable" to the agreement with Guatemala. The agreement, brokered last July between the administration of Republican President Donald Trump and the outgoing Guatemalan government, allows U.S. immigration officials to send migrants requesting asylum at the...