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  • Honduran migrants, maimed by train, protest their plight

    03/10/2015 6:45:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | TRACY WILKINSON
    Some armless, others hobbling on spindly prosthetic legs, Honduran migrants came to Mexico City this week to protest their plight. Maimed in Mexico when they tried to catch a precarious train to reach the United States, they feel forgotten, ignored and with little reason to live. “Our visa [to enter the U.S.] is our mutilation, our handicap, our lost arms and legs,” said Jose Luis Hernandez, 29, of Progreso, Honduras. He fell off the train, known here as La Bestia — the Beast — in the northern border state of Chihuahua; caught under its wheels, Hernandez’s leg, left arm and...
  • Ancient 'lost city' home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

    03/03/2015 2:39:00 PM PST · by BBell · 51 replies ^ | 3/3/15 | Philip Sherwell
    The jungle-choked remains of a "lost city", abandoned by a mysterious civilisation several centuries ago and long fabled for reports of its gold and "monkey children", have been uncovered in the depths of the rainforests of Honduras. A team of American and Honduran archaeologists, aided by the bushcraft and survival skills of former British SAS soldiers, has just emerged from one of the most remote locations on Earth with news of their stunning discovery. The expedition was seeking the site of the legendary "White City", also known as the "City of the Monkey God", a goal for Western explorers since...
  • Mexican President Offers Obama Help With Executive Amnesty

    01/07/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hypocrisy: Mexico's president tells ours that his country will supply any documents needed for illegal aliens to qualify under Barack Obama's executive amnesty. At the same time, Mexico deports more illegals than we do. In an Oval Office meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that his administration "is ready to give (support) to the Mexican population living in the United States so that they can show the documentation that is necessary to prove that they have been in the United States prior to 2010" to meet the five-year requirement of Obama's amnesty plan and...
  • PopeWatch: Wittenberg Candidate Pope?

    12/03/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 96 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | December 3, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has a fascinating look at the relationship of Pope Francis with the evangelicals who have made such devastating inroads among the Catholic populations in South America: ROME, November 19, 2014 – With the mastery for which it is known all over the world, the Washington-based Pew Research Center has conducted a survey on a massive scale that gives substance to a fact that was already known in general terms, the startling decline of Catholic membership in the Latin American subcontinent: > Religion in Latin America. Widespread Change in a Historically Catholic Region In the...
  • A teenager’s escape from hell in Honduras (another illegal alien)

    11/23/2014 12:33:29 PM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Isabel Vincent
    When 17-year-old Katherine Silva Lopez tried to flee gang members who robbed her daily on her way to school in Honduras, they stabbed her in the arm and threatened to kill her. In San Pedro Sula, one of the world’s most violent cities, it was no idle threat. Were 1,200 ­homicides last year in the city of 437,000, where gangs prey on teens. “They force you to kill, to steal, to sell drugs, to do prostitution,” ­Lopez told The Post in Spanish outside federal court in lower Manhattan. “I was really scared.” Lopez’s parents decided she’d be safer with relatives...
  • Boyfriend confesses to killing Miss Honduras, sister, authorities say

    11/19/2014 9:29:16 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | AP contributed to report
    The boyfriend of Miss Honduras 2014’s sister has confessed to killing her and the beauty queen after the two disappeared at a spa six days ago while they were celebrating his birthday, Honduran police announced Wednesday. Authorities are awaiting confirmation from forensic officials that the bodies found buried in a river bank in mountainous Santa Barbara, about 240 miles west of Tegucigalpa, are Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia, 23. Plutarco Ruiz, boyfriend of Sofia, and an accomplice, Aris Maldonado, have been arrested, said Gen. Ramon Sabiillon, who is Honduras’ National Police director. Sabillon said Ruiz confessed and...
  • Obama opens door for Central American children to legally come to U.S. (Another 0bama lie)

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans decry ‘border sabotage’ ahead of expected illegal immigration executive actionThe Obama administration quietly announced a program late last week to create a legal channel for thousands of Central American children to come to the U.S., a move designed to prevent a repeat of this summer’s illegal immigrant surge but which Republicans said amounted to “border sabotage.” Coupled with President Obama’s expected action in the next few weeks granting tentative legal status to illegal immigrants already in the U.S., the policy could open the door to illegal immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala petitioning to have their children still...
  • Obama State Dep't. Creates New Program to Import Children from Latin America

    11/14/2014 9:10:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 14, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    ( - The Obama administration announced on Friday a plan to create a new refugee/parole program for children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras whose parents are legal residents of the United States. “This program will allow certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States to request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for their children still in one of these three countries,” the State Department said in a news release. The department added that “[c]hildren who are found ineligible for refugee admission but still at risk of harm may be considered for parole on a case-by-case...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Honduras Declares State of Emergency Near Tegucigalpa Due to Chikungunya

    10/03/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | October 2, 2014
    Authorities have estimated that about 1,000 people in Villa de San Francisco have contracted the disease. The Honduran government Thursday declared state of emergency in the town of Villa de San Francisco, some 25 miles from the capital city of Tegucigalpa, after hundreds of people were diagnosed with Chikungunya virus sympotons. "We are extremely concerned. About 200 families have been infected, causing each member to infect another,” said Romeo Montoya, representative in Honduras of the Pan American Health Organization (OPS). Montoya explained that the spread could have been brought to the country by several community members who travelled to El...
  • Domestic violence ruling may help thousands of immigrants get asylum

    09/06/2014 7:24:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 6,2014 | CINDY CARCAMO
    <p>Heidy fled her native Honduras for the United States on the advice of police. There was nothing they could do, they told her, to protect her from her abusive husband, a drug trafficker who spat on her, raped her — the first time when she was 17 — and threatened her at gunpoint.</p>
  • 'Señorita Honduras Mundo 2014' is María José Alvarado

    08/21/2014 3:27:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • At least 6,500 children have returned Hondurans deported (Google Translate)

    08/06/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | August 5, 2014 | by Diana Maradiaga
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Over 300 children were admitted to the United States daily. In recent weeks, have been reduced to 80, authorities say. So far this year have returned to Honduras 6,500 children age who emigrated in search of the American dream, but that they were detained by the immigration authorities of Mexico and the United States. This is thanks to the campaigns that have been done to warn parents that there will be penalties for those who endanger their children, "Salas said. global Pro Kids program was also mentioned, implemented with the Spanish Cooperation and Forensic Medicine, with which it...
  • Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril (NY Slimes Propaganda Piece)

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The pastor came one afternoon to survey his church, or what was left of it: remnants of a “welcome” sign and a strip of Christmas garland still tacked to the wall. The gang took the chairs. They took the light fixtures. They took the doors. They had given his family 24 hours to get out and so they did, abandoning their home and the small evangelical church he led. “There was no other way,” Pastor Jorge Rivas said the other day, on the porch of a house in another part of this violent city, where...
  • Resurgent Communism in Latin America (Drug Cartels)

    08/02/2014 5:42:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/2010 | Written by Alex Newman
    In light of the recent "Child" immigration show brought on by Obama, it is interesting to look at what has been happening in Latin America under Obama's watch. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are over their heads with gangs and cartels in the drug trafficking trade that Obama helped install --------------------------------- 2010-Resurgent Communism in Latin America Many Cuban refugees risked everything to escape the murderous regime of Fidel Castro. Oftentimes they made treacherous voyages aboard rickety rafts, hoping only to reach the free shores of Florida with their lives. Many died along the way. But communist rule was vicious and...
  • U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

    07/31/2014 8:40:28 AM PDT · by mgist · 21 replies
    narco Sphere ^ | 7/29/14 | bill Conroy
    U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America Posted by Bill Conroy - July 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid to their countries, critics warn, may worsen the violence that provokes this unprecedented exodus. The number of unaccompanied children that have arrived at...
  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill (to thwart Cruz)

    07/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/30/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow. -snip- It will likely provide new funding for immigration courts and enforcement agencies, as well as some aid for Central American countries from which the migrants currently crossing the border hail. Senator Ted Cruz’s proposal to halt the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by refusing funding for the program is not expected to be included...
  • Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)

    07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis. -snip- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to “no.” A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, “many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didn’t even include the minor...
  • Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

    07/27/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilities in their nations as well. In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Clinton said that she wanted facilities "over there" to "screen kids... before they get in the hands of coyotes, or they get on...
  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | IIBD EDITORIALS
    Border Crisis: A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it. As the Center for...
  • Obama May Bypass Congress to Grant Refugee Status for Hondurans

    07/25/2014 9:05:08 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Dan Riehl
    The Obama administration is considering a move that, according to Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, "would increase, not stem, the flood of migrants from Central America trying to get into the United States". “It’s clearly a bad idea,” Mr. Krikorian said. “Orders of magnitude more people will apply for refugee status if they can just do it from their home countries.” He added that the proposal would allow people to claim to be refugees from their countries with “nothing more than a bus ride to the consulate. We’re talking about, down the road, an...
  • U.S considering Refugee status for Hondurans; NY Times BARF ALERT

    07/25/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 14 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 7/25/2014 | FRANCES ROBLES and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.
  • New solution to border crisis: Send U.S. officials to Honduras to give kids refugee status?

    07/24/2014 8:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A foolproof plan to ease pressure on the border that’s currently being considered by the White House. Why force kids to make a dangerous trip through Mexico only to end up as illegal immigrants in the United States when we could go to them, grant them legal status, and send them north to America ourselves? It’s so crazy it just. might. work. Minor footnote: Federal law doesn’t allow refugee status to be granted for fear of street gangs, only for fear of racial/religious/political persecution, but oh well. Legal details never stopped Obama before. If approved, the plan would direct the...
  • La Bestia will no longer transport Central American Migrants -

    07/21/2014 9:01:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    SanDiegoRed ^ | July 14, 2014 | Cal Trimble
    Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior is set to implement restrictions. MEXICO.- La Bestia, the train that hundreds of Central Americans travel on top of and in between its wagons on their journey through Mexico to the U.S. border, may no longer be used for this purpose. According to Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, measures are being taken to restrict non-permitted use of the train. La Bestia has already claimed the lives of many migrants riding on it, and has also resulted in hundreds of injuries (including dismemberment) to those who have fallen off it. In an...
  • Honduras President: The US War On Drugs Caused The Migrant Crisis

    07/21/2014 10:57:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2014
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday. Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border. "Honduras has been living in an emergency for a decade," Hernandez told Mexican daily newspaper Excelsior. "The...
  • Exodus of child migrants gathers pace as plane carrying women and children

    07/19/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 July 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ( Exodus of child migrants gathers pace as plane carrying women and children returns returns to Honduras amid immigration crisis ) A flight carrying 59 women and children arrived Friday in Honduras from New Mexico, the second group of migrants from the Central American country to be deported from the United States this week. Nun Valdette Willeman welcomed the 33 children and 26 women at San Pedro Sula airport's Center for Returned Migrants. 'All the children came accompanied by their mother, none of them traveled alone,' Willeman said. She said there is a playground for the children and a place...
  • Honduras wants 'mini-Marshall plan' for U.S. aid on migrants

    07/17/2014 12:44:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2014 10:06pm EDT | Gustavo Palencia
    Reuters -TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems. Honduran President Juan Hernandez said Washington should help Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras fight gangs with a plan similar to U.S. anti-drug programs in Colombia and Mexico, as well as funds to lift growth in the impoverished region. :snip: Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero told the conference efforts to step up security at the U.S. border...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

    07/16/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released. The man, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras. The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart...
  • U.S. Says Deportation of Honduran Children a Warning to Illegal Migrants

    07/15/2014 6:46:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Steve Holland and Gabriel Stargardter
    The White House said on Tuesday that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should know "they will not be welcome to this country," a day after the United States deported a planeload of women and children to Honduras. A charter flight on Monday from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, transported 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys between the ages of 18 months and 15 years. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the return of the Hondurans should be a clear signal to...
  • U.S drug policy is to blame for surge of migrants from Central America,

    07/15/2014 8:03:55 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 15 2014 | REUTERS
    Honduran President Juan Hernandez has blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published today. Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America. A surge in minors leaving Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border. 'Honduras has been living in an emergency for a decade,' Hernandez told Mexican daily newspaper...
  • Planeload of U.S. deportees met by officials on arrival in Honduras

    07/14/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 14, 2014, 3:12 PM|Reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras | By Cindy Carcamo
    A total of 18 mothers, 13 girls and nine boys, who were being held at a U.S. detention center in Artesia, N.M., were scheduled to be on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter Monday. But two passengers fell ill and didn't board, officials said. Hordes of politicians, camera crews and aid workers were on hand to welcome the women and children when they landed at the Ramon Villeda Morales airport. Even the nation’s first lady and her entourage were present, a show of support by government officials who have been scrambling to figure out how to alleviate what’s been called...
  • Planeload of U.S. Deportees Met by Officials on Arrival in Honduras

    07/14/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Cindy Carmaco
    A planeload of single mothers and children arrived in this gang-ridden Honduran city on Monday, ferried back on a U.S.-chartered flight as an unprecedented surge of Central American migrants has overwhelmed U.S. border enforcement officials in recent months.. It was the first in a series deportation flights that are expected to leave the United States for Honduras carrying only women and children in the coming days. A total of 18 mothers, 13 girls and nine boys, who were being held at a U.S. detention center in Artesia, N.M., were scheduled to be on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter Monday....
  • Judge orders young daughter of slain mother be returned to Honduras (TX)

    07/09/2014 10:52:42 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/08/2014 | Lomi Kriel
    A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a 7-year-old Honduran girl who has been stuck in legal limbo since her mother was gunned down in January will be returned to her father in her native country this week. Sheyli Galvez, who came to Houston illegally with her mother last year, was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services on Jan. 21 when her mother was killed.
  • Minors at border should be thought of as refugees, speakers say

    07/09/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/9/14 | Patricia Zapor
    From the head of the U.S. agency in charge of the welfare of more than 50,000 Central American children who have been apprehended at the Mexican border, to the Honduran cardinal who heads the international Catholic relief agency, Caritas, the message was clear, those minors are as much refugees as the people fleeing upheaval in Syria or South Sudan. “How are these children different from refugees from Sudan” or other war-torn countries, asked Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, known as ORR, in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of whether they have family here,...
  • Obama Administration Loses 4 Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Girl (Video)

    07/07/2014 3:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-6-14 | Jim Hoft
    Gladys Lopez allowed her four year-old illegal immigrant daughter to travel to the US. Now she can’t find her. The Obama administration lost track of the little girl. What happened to the girl remains a mystery. KRGV reported: The Obama Administration has lost track of an illegal immigrant girl. The four-year-old girl is just one of thousands who have been taken into custody by border patrol agents. Gladys Lopez says she was able to speak with her daughter, Eliana, briefly over the phone after she was taken into custody. Lopez hasn’t heard from the girl or immigration authorities since. Lopez...
  • Honduran immigrant comes to U.S. illegally to save mother

    07/06/2014 1:16:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 07.05.2014 | Valeria Aponte
    It took 17 days for Lesvia and her young daughter to get to the United States before being caught by U.S. Border Patrol Agents. A journey she endured to help her ailing mother back in Honduras who is battling cancer. For days, they walked across Central America. They walked through and hid in mountains in Mexico to survive. Sometimes she paid officers to let them keep going. At one point even traveling alongside a group of 300 mothers and children as they crossed through Central America. She committed to the journey, hoping that the rumor back in Honduras was true...
  • Thousands to Arrive Back in Honduras After Attempts to Flee

    07/05/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/05/14 | Mary Murray, Stephanie Gosk, Elisha Fieldstadt
    Many of the deportees sent back to their home country of Honduras from the U.S. and Mexico say they will attempt the dangerous journey again. The Honduran government plans to receive 10 buses each week of their citizens who fled the country to the U.S. but have been sent back, an official told local media there. Nearly 200 deportees have already arrived at a repatriation center in San Pedro Sula from Mexico, where an additional 2,500 migrants are expected to come from each week, Ana Garcia de Hernandez, the first lady of Honduras, told La Prensa.
  • 14 buses arrive with returnee children from Mexico (Google Transate)

    07/03/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    This said yesterday the First Lady, Ana Hernandez, during the hosting of 14 buses with 271 immigrants, including 167 children and 104 parents accompanying certain small that they came deported from Mexico to the office of village of Corinth border with Guatemala of this jurisdiction. "Many children are victims of abuse; there are girls who have been raped, but many smaller ones are used for organized crime, that part nobody and nobody has that many coyotes or criminals who are profiting from that business, "he lamented. Also present at the arrival of a new flight that landed at the Ramon...
  • With his son on shoulders couple seeks the "American Dream" (Google Translate)

    07/01/2014 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Tiempo Newspaper Honduras ^ | June 30, 2014 | Source:
    SALTILLO, MEXICO - Distressed long runs under strong sunlight, enduring freezing temperatures at night and sheltering from the rain where they possibly can, and do not even remember exactly when they left their homes in search of the " American", but they are sure to sleep and take more than a month camouflaging among hundreds of migrants who have found their way. With a small piggyback just three years named Bryan, a young Honduran family to death daily challenges and new lots of trouble trying to get to Houston, the promised land where Alexander says find a better quality of...
  • First Lady of Honduras says children are crossing to reunite with family

    06/28/2014 7:28:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 28,2014 | Valeria Aponte
    First Lady of Honduras spent the last three days in the Rio Grande Valley touring federal facilities where thousands of undocumented immigrants are being held. The Rio Grande Valley is the hot spot of illegal crossing. So far 174,000 undocumented immigrants have crossed the U.S. - Mexico border since October 1, 2013. The majority are unaccompanied children from Honduras. "This is a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions.” First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernandez, said. “It’s something never seen before, it has affected all of us." Her last stop in the Rio Grande Valley was the McAllen Border Patrol...
  • First Lady of Honduras to visit Valley amid immigration crisis

    06/25/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 25th,2014 | Action 4 News Staff
    The First Lady of Honduras and other high-ranking officials will tour a Border Patrol detention facility in McAllen amid the ongoing immigration crisis along the border. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) invited Ana Garcia de Hernandez to visit the Border Patrol facility in McAllen and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The McAllen visit is scheduled for Saturday morning while the San Antonio visit is scheduled for late Saturday afternoon. The Border Patrol facility in McAllen has been under the international spotlight following a surge of women and children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador crossing the border. Many...
  • Suspect Charged In Center City Rape Case Id'd (Illegal)

    06/24/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    WPVI ^ | 06/24/2014 | staff
    Police have identified the man charged with raping a 26-year-old woman in her apartment near Rittenhouse Square early Saturday morning. He is 28-year-old Milton Mateo Garcia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras.
  • Neighbor says he saw secret migrant refugee camp near Waco (1000 to 2000 children)

    06/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/13/2014 | WFAA
    BRUCEVILLE, Texas -- A normally quiet country road in Bruceville, south of Waco, bustled with bus traffic for weeks this spring as between 1,000 and 2,000 children were trucked in from the border. The kids, officially known as unaccompanied alien children, were among thousands swamping the border - without their parents - from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
  • Honduran mom, state rep. describe condition inside federal holding facility

    06/22/2014 10:52:49 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 41 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 21,2014 | Valeria Aponte
    Due to the fact that media is not allowed inside the McAllen border patrol station, Action 4 News has learned what it's like from those who have been inside. Maria and her 10-year-old son were just one of thousands of families that have been forced to stay in crowded rooms without leaving for days. It took them 22 days to travel from their home in Honduras to the US before they were caught by Border Patrol agents just minutes after crossing the Rio Grande in a raft. “He took everything from us, and he screamed at us and he told...
  • Honduras’ First Lady Says She Will Collect Her Country's Child Immigrants

    06/21/2014 9:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 19, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Honduras’s first lady will travel to the United States to find and return the country’s unaccompanied minors who have recently flooded across the border, the president’s office said Wednesday. In an effort to track down 13,000 Honduran children who made their way to the U.S. through Mexico, President Juan Orlando Hernández has created a commission that includes transportation, migration and foreign affairs authorities. But immigration lawyers say Honduran officials will face several legal challenges before they can repatriate the children. A surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America has overwhelmed U.S. authorities in recent months. Between October 2013 and May...
  • Honduran President asserts abandoned illegal swarm have "rights"

    06/20/2014 6:33:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies
    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaking after an event at the US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, says he's asked the US government to treat this matter (of Central American unaccompanied minors swarming at the border) with the utmost care from the humanitarian perspective. "They are kids in search of their parents and they have the complete right to be with them.” Hernandez emphasized that he wanted the American government to do more to combat drug trafficking in Honduras, saying that “for us, it’s an issue of life and death.”
  • Ambassador: Deportation Of Child Immigrants May Violate International Treaty

    06/16/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 31 replies
    Daily Caller via Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2014
    The U.S. may have violated international treaties in the way it has handled thousands of child immigrants being detained in facilities across the country, the Honduran ambassador to the U.S. is claiming. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection have scrambled to handle a surge of tens of thousands of “Unaccompanied Children,” or UACs, who come mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. Instead of being immediately returned to their home countries after being apprehended, U.S. immigration policy requires the UACs to be housed in federal facilities while they are awaiting deportation proceedings. But Honduras’...
  • Honduran President Says U.S. Weak Laws To Blame For Child Migration Crisis

    06/14/2014 8:08:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 13, 2014 | Ninoska Marcano
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, on a visit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday, said the U.S. has to strengthen efforts to control the humanitarian crisis that both nations face with unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. Southwest border. At the end of his speech to the chamber, where the Honduran head of state discussed his nation’s short- and long-term investment projects with U.S. businesses, Hernández seemed to blame the U.S. for the crisis – saying a lack of immigration reform and weak drug laws has contributed to the problem. It is unfair, he said,...
  • American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

    06/09/2014 1:20:18 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/06/2014 | Carrie Kahn
    Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country. The men arrived in the Central American nation by boat, ready to begin work on a salvage project along the northern Honduran coast. The men say the guns were on the boat for protection from pirates. Speaking from the rural Honduran prison where he and the men have been held for more than a month, the 60-year-old Mayne said his first order of business was to go directly to the port captain and hand over the weapons, but instead...