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  • Assembly of African Migrants in Tapachula Demands Asylum in U.S.

    09/23/2019 8:29:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 19, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    Among the multitude of migrants waiting in Mexico to get asylum in the United States are thousands of Africans boldly demanding passage into the country. They are far more coordinated than their Central American caravan counterparts and have formed an official organization to spread their message and advocate on their behalf. The group accuses Mexican authorities of discrimination and racism and is ordering Mexico to grant visas that allow them to continue their trek north to seek “protection” in America. For about three months the Africans have been holed up in Tapachula, in the southeast Mexican state of Chiapas bordering...
  • Honduran immigrant set for deportation charged with sex assault of a child (children)

    09/20/2019 11:09:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    nbc ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | staff
    An illegal immigrant who was in the process of being deported back to Honduras was arrested for sexual abuse of a child. Oscar Orlando Paz, 41, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. According to the arrest report, two children, who were left home alone on Jan. 15, were sexually assaulted by an unknown man who they found inside their kitchen. The victims were told to go outside by the Paz, who police say immediately pulled their pants down and sexually assaulted both children... Paz had been arrested an convicted in December 2018 of...
  • Winning: Border Apprehensions Plummet Thanks to Trump Deal with Mexico

    09/09/2019 1:36:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    <p>Back in June, many on the left pooh-poohed Trump's deal with Mexico to avoid tariffs in exchange for stronger efforts by Mexico to curb the flow of immigrants through their country into the United States. While the positive impact of that deal became apparent almost immediately, we now have a much clearer picture of the impact of the deal Trump struck with Mexico as border apprehensions have plummeted the past three months.</p>
  • Dolphins’ Flores says he supports player protest movement [NFL Coach Supports Disrespect]

    08/23/2019 3:09:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/23/19 | Steven Wine
    Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills’ involvement, but wants him to play better. “Everything these guys protest, I’ve lived it, I’ve experienced it,” said an impassioned Flores, who is the son of immigrants from Honduras. “They’re bringing attention to my story. I’m a son of immigrants. I’m black. I grew up poor. I’ve been stopped because I fit the description.”
  • Honduras citizen held on no bond after allegedly cutting child's throat

    08/22/2019 1:07:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola ^ | Thursday, August 22nd 2019 | by Amy Russo
    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WEAR) — A Honduras citizen is being held in the Okaloosa County jail after being accused of cutting a child's throat with a knife. The incident happened on Monday on Tyner Street in Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report says the 13-year-old victim said 34-year-old Armando Moreno was upset because of some text messages. That's when he grabbed the child by her hair, pressed a knife to her throat and slapped her on the face, the report states. The knife was pressed against her throat so hard that it caused a two...
  • Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction

    08/16/2019 10:20:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2019 | Adam Shaw, Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule. Last month a California federal judge blocked the rule that would require migrants to first apply in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. – with certain exceptions. The rule is tailored to target Central Americans from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who would travel across multiple countries, including Mexico, before claiming...
  • Feds: Honduran Drug Dealers Carpooled Into Tenderloin To Sell Heroin, Fentanyl And Cocaine

    08/07/2019 8:07:09 PM PDT · by thecodont · 45 replies
    CBS / Associated Press | August 7, 2019 at 6:56 pm | KPIX 5’s Andria Borba contributed to this report
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — A drug pipeline into San Francisco’s crime-ridden Tenderloin District, fueled by Honduran nationals who lived in the East Bay, has been busted up by federal agents who have arrested 32 suspects, authorities announced Wednesday. Chris Nielsen, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Francisco, told reporters that an investigation was launched in late 2017 in cooperation with San Francisco and Richmond police and uncovered two independent drug operations stretching from Mexico to Seattle. The drugs hitting the streets according to the DEA were methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. “These are small...
  • Baltimore TV Station Fact Check Finds White House Correct on Murder Rate

    08/05/2019 1:02:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 5, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    President Donald Trump just can't be correct about anything having to do with Baltimore, right? Well, when a Baltimore television station, WJZ, fact checked a White House claim that Baltimore has a higher murder rate than the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, perhaps they expected that assertion would be proven false. So imagine their surprise at what their fact check revealed. 
  • Man arrested, accused of raping 15-year-old under Loop 360 bridge near Bull Creek

    07/26/2019 11:57:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | July 26, 2019 | Alex Caprariello
    Austin Police arrested a man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl under the Loop 360 bridge near Bull Creek on Wednesday, according to official police documents. The suspect, 21-year-old Yeison Misael Ortiz-Ortiz, was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony... The victim told officers she saw Ortiz-Ortiz with a group of people as she was walking down the trail. She said as she was swimming Ortiz-Ortiz approached her and offered her a cigarette, which she accepted... Bail has been set for $100,000 and Ortiz-Ortiz is ordered to have no contact with the victim. The affidavit...
  • Caravan-Size Influx Of Migrants Arriving Every Week In Rio Grande Valley (50 Different Countries)

    04/09/2019 2:02:19 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-9-2019 | Adam Shaw
    A caravan-size influx of migrants is flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers Tuesday -- the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border. “Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.” Karisch said his sector has apprehended people from 50 different countries, including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania. “People are...
  • As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

    06/17/2019 5:21:21 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 30 replies
    Rotters ^ | 5/17/19 | Lesley Wroughton, Patricia Zengerle
    As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. *** Congressional aides said the administration told them it would reallocate $370 million in aid to Central America that lawmakers had approved for fiscal 2018, and suspend an additional $180 million Congress had approved for fiscal 2017. *** No funds will be provided until the administration...
  • Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

    06/14/2019 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 94 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2019 | Cedar Attanasio
    The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. The Border Network for Human Rights issued a report Friday based on dozens of testimonials of immigrants over the past month and a half, providing a snapshot of cramped conditions and prolonged stays in detention amid a record surge of migrant families coming into the U.S. from Central America. The report comes a day after an advocate described finding...
  • Latin America accounts for one third of world's homicides, life expectancy dropping

    05/31/2019 5:44:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/31/2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Latin America accounts for one third of world's homicides, life expectancy dropping in some countries: study. (Full title). The rising number of people being murdered across Latin America and the Caribbean is so high that the life expectancy in some of those countries is dropping, a new study claims. Unlike the rest of the world where homicide rates have generally dropped, statistics in some countries show that the murder rate has skyrocketed in recent years. So much so, that Latin America now accounts for about a third of the world’s homicides. ... more than 2 million people aged 15-19 in...
  • Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation [Cocaine Smuggling, $$$ Laundering]

    05/31/2019 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claudia Torrens & Christopher Sherman
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.</p> <p>A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by the DEA since about 2013 for participating “in large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United States”.</p>
  • Trump announces mass tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico over ‘lawless’ immigration ‘chaos’

    05/30/2019 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 30, 2019 7:51 PM | Chris Sommerfeldt
    President Trump announced Thursday he’s slapping tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico as punishment for what he darkly described as the country’s failure to combat “chaos” on the U.S. southern border. In a Twitter statement, Trump announced a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports will start June 10. […] The potentially economically crippling tariffs — which will be paid by American consumers of Mexican goods — are allowed under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Trump said. In his statement, Trump painted the unprecedented number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border with a broad and fear-mongering brush.“Gang members,...
  • Judge: Tukwila police unlawfully arrested illegal immigrant

    05/10/2019 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    FOX Local ^ | May 10, 2019 | by Associated Press
    SEATTLE - A federal judge says police in Tukwila acted unconstitutionally when they arrested an illegal immigrant and turned him over to immigration authorities for deportation. Wilson Rodriguez Macareno, who is originally from Honduras, called police early last year about someone trespassing in his yard. The officers instead arrested him based on indications he was in the country illegally and brought him to a detention center for deportation. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ruled Wednesday that the local police did not have the authority to arrest him for a civil, federal violation. He said a trial will be held to...
  • Shock!... Over 1% of Guatemala, Honduras entered US since September.....

    05/08/2019 2:08:16 PM PDT · by caww · 62 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/7/2019 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking demonstration of the latest surge of illegal immigrants over 1% of the populations of Guatemala and Honduras have entered the US since September......Worse, 3% of the population of 'one' Guatemalan county has crossed into the U.S., acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan stated...."The situation is not sustainable,” said the longtime border and immigration official. Overall, he predicted the April numbers of illegal immigrants will be even worse than the jaw-dropping March figures which shocked the White House into shaking up its immigration team. “In March, we had over 103,000 irregular arrivals of undocumented migrants — 90%...
  • 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection

    05/06/2019 2:05:41 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 17 replies
    TeleSUR ^ | 4/6/19 | Staff
    A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). The main mission of the troops is to train for border protection to stop migrants fleeing Honduras to the U.S., especially children. This would be the second time that Honduras is allowing foreign military personnel in the territory and the first time in Israel’s history to send troops abroad. Apart from border protection, fight against drug trafficking, investigation, and counterterrorism will be offered as well.
  • Exclusive: New training document for asylum screenings reflects tougher U.S. stance

    05/04/2019 8:34:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2019 1:00 PM | Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke
    The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening. The revisions to a lesson plan used by hundreds of asylum officers suggest the Trump administration is finding new ways to narrow who can access asylum as bolder policy proposals with that same goal have been blocked by federals courts, said former government officials and immigration experts who reviewed the internal plan that was shared with Reuters. The changes could potentially lead to more denials and deportations before migrants’ full...
  • "A very humble child full of dreams": Teacher describes migrant boy who died in U.S. custody

    05/03/2019 12:02:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 3, 2019 | By Graham Kates, Angel Canales
    The 16-year-old boy who died in U.S. custody April 30, days after crossing the southern border following a long and perilous trek from Guatemala "was a very nice student, intelligent, creative, but shy," according to a former teacher. Juan de León Gutiérrez's former elementary school teacher described him as a hardworking boy who helped his father in the region's dwindling coffee fields, where drought and decreasing prices have led to debt and unemployment. Gutiérrez was apprehended by border patrol agents near El Paso on April 19 and transported the next evening to Casa Padre, a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children...