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As Trump tightens the U.S. border, asylum applicants seek refuge in Mexico, elsewhere

The Washington Post:
September 8, 2019

Iris is one in the soaring number of migrants seeking refuge throughout the Americas. And while the United States remains the world’s top recipient of asylum petitions, countries such as Mexico, with much smaller asylum systems, are seeing far greater increases


México y EU evaluarán estrategia migratoria y aranceles

Excelsior:
September 7, 2019

Al actualizar los resultados de la estrategia aplicada, a raíz del acuerdo para evitar gravámenes a todos los productos mexicanos, Ebrard dijo que la región que tiene el descenso más importante, de más de 70 %, es la de Tijuana y Mexicali, en el fronterizo estado de Baja California. En segundo lugar está Ciudad Juárez, en Chihuahua, y por último Tamaulipas


Mexico Says It Has Cut the Number of Migrants Heading to U.S.

The New York Times:
September 6, 2019

To avoid the tariffs, and threats of even more draconian tactics, the government of Mexico dispatched more than 20,000 police officers and Guard personnel to cover its southern border and the highways running north through the nation


Estos son los avances y cambios a tres meses del acuerdo migratorio entre México y EU

El Financiero:
September 5, 2019

Desde que las primeras caravanas de centroamericanos empezaron a recorrer México el año pasado, las presiones de la administración de Donald Trump crecieron sobre el Gobierno de Andrés Manuel López Obrador para que frenara el flujo de migrantes


Some migrant parents deported without kids can return to US

The Washington Post:
September 4, 2019

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that government agents unlawfully prevented those parents from pursuing asylum cases. In some cases, Sabraw found, agents coerced parents to drop their claims and accept deportation by having them sign documents they didn’t understand or telling them that asylum laws had changed


Reintentan cruces 1 de cada 3 migrantes

Reforma:
September 3, 2019

Según el informe anual "Procesos migratorios en México; nuevos rostros, mismas dinámicas", en 2018 fueron atendidos 36 mil 190 migrantes en 23 comedores, estancias y albergues que la red tiene en 13 entidades


¿Qué dijo López Obrador sobre el tema de migración en el Primer Informe?

Excelsior:
September 1, 2019

En su Primer Informe de Gobierno resaltó que mediante el diálogo se busca involucrar a los gobiernos estadunidense, del llamado Triángulo del Norte en la construcción de mecanismos de reactivación económica a fin de desactivar el fenómeno migratorio, “el propósito es lograr que todas las personas puedan trabajar y estudiar en sus lugares de origen”


Government: Let’s end agreement for migrant kid detention

The Washington Post:
August 31, 2019

The U.S. government on Friday took another major step to end a settlement agreement governing the length of time and conditions in which it can detain immigrant children


US to Use Fake Social Media to Check People Entering Country

The New York Times:
August 30, 2019

A USCIS statement explaining the change says fake accounts and identities will make it easier for investigators to search for potential evidence of fraud or security concerns as they decide whether to allow someone entry into the U.S.


Mexico president blames migrant caravans on smugglers

The Washington Post:
August 29, 2019

López Obrador’s remarks Thursday were his most direct about the origins of the migrant caravans that transited Mexico last year and early this year and more closely parallel the position of U.S. immigration authorities. He had previously suggested the caravans had been infiltrated


US, Mexico Widen Asylum Crackdown to Push Back All Migrants

The New York Times:
August 28, 2019

A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people out of the U.S. despite threats to the migrants' safety


Withholding flu shots from detained migrants isn’t just cruel. It’s dangerous.

The Washington Post:
August 26, 2019

The influenza virus is primarily spread through droplets that are made when people with flu cough, sneeze or even talk. These droplets can infect someone nearby by landing in their mouths or noses or after being inhaled into the lungs


Ratificarían el T-MEC el próximo mes

Reforma:
August 25, 2019

El Secretario del Tesoro opinó que esa incertidumbre se disipará pronto, especialmente si se ratifica el T-MEC y si se firma en septiembre el acuerdo comercial entre EU y Japón que hoy anunció Trump en el G7


Rechazan ser tercer país seguro; Monreal envió una carta a Ebrard

Excelsior:
August 23, 2019

El presidente de la Junta de Coordinación Política, Ricardo Monreal, informó al secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Marcelo Ebrard, que la Junta asumió el acuerdo de no aceptar, por ningún motivo, que México se convierta en tercer país seguro, como pide Estados Unidos


'Shock' Investment Urged to Stem Flow of Central American Migrants

The New York Times:
August 23, 2019

Regional leaders on Friday called for "shock" investment in infrastructure in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to reduce the number of migrants flowing from the three economically fragile countries, bound for the United States


Trump administration moves to terminate court agreement, hold migrant children and parents longer

The Washington Post:
August 22, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services will issue a rule Friday to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement, the federal consent decree that has set basic standards for the detention of migrant children and teenagers by the United States since 1997


ICE provides ‘deplorable’ healthcare to detained immigrants, advocates allege in massive lawsuit

Los Angeles Times:
August 19, 2019

Advocates have long said that detainees, especially those in rural facilities, experience delays and denials of healthcare. Many previous lawsuits have been filed on behalf of specific people detained by ICE. But Monday’s suit argues that the agency is systematically denying care to those in its custody


SRE: 122 mexicanos detenidos y 34 liberados por redadas en Mississippi

Politico:
August 8, 2019

La dependencia a cargo de Ebrard detalló que los titulares de los Consulados de Houston, Nuevo Orleans y Little Rock, así como personal del departamento de protección y la red de abogados PALE, se encuentran entrevistando a los mexicanos a fin de brindarles apoyo jurídico y consular de forma permanente.


Aumenta con Trump rechazo de visas a mexicanos

Reforma:
August 6, 2019

La Administración de Trump negó al menos 5 mil 343 visas para migrar a mexicanos entre octubre de 2018 y el 29 de julio de este año tras considerar que, por su pobreza, podrían volverse dependientes del Gobierno


Why Trump Has Deported Fewer Immigrants Than Obama

The Wall Street Journal:
August 4, 2019

That slowdown is in no small part because of the Obama administration, which, in its first term, allowed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to expand a Bush-era program known as Secure Communities


HHS: Florida migrant child detention camp emptying out

The Washington Post:
August 3, 2019

Stauffer said in the email that the number of beds at the Homestead center would be reduced from 2,700 beds to 1,200 beds in case they are needed. She added that no children have been placed there since July 3, but that may change in a few months


‘Trump quiere migrantes que trabajen con miedo’

Pie de Página:
August 2, 2019

El 12 de junio, Donald Trump anunció redadas para detener a más de 2 mil personas sin documentos en Estados Unidos. A pesar de la estridencia del mandatario, el operativo dejó 35 detenciones en todo el territorio estadounidense, sólo 1.75 por ciento de los casos anunciados, pero alertó a defensores de los derechos de migrantes, por las graves consecuencias que acarrean los ataques del discurso del republicano contra esta población


Mexico opens first government shelter for asylum seekers

The Washington Post:
August 1, 2019

Labor ministry official Horacio Duarte Olivares said the facility will provide shelter, meals, medical attention and access to the local labor market for migrants. Duarte said that similar shelters would open in the coming days in Tijuana and Mexicali and that there are plans for one in Nuevo Laredo


New Immigration Pact Likely to Spur More Single Migrants to U.S. Border

The Wall Street Journal:
July 31, 2019

If the accord is implemented, it would likely deter migrant families from Honduras and El Salvador, said the manager of a migrant shelter in Guatemala City. Instead, it would revive old patterns in which migrants are predominantly single adults, mainly men, as the journey becomes more perilous and costly.
“Single adults and those with more resources may take a chance and get to the U.S. undetected,” the migrant shelter manager said


Mexico says number of migrants down 39% since May

The Washington Post:
July 30, 2019

He said Mexico would not provide shelters for all the migrants sent back to Mexico by the United States while awaiting resolution of their U.S. asylum requests. That has become an issue in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, where hundreds of migrants have been bused from the dangerous border town to the city of Monterrey, and simply left at a bus station


Medicinas, reglas laborales y ambientales: principales demandas demócratas en T-MEC

El Financiero:
July 29, 2019

Los nueve demócratas designados para negociar las demandas del partido en el Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC) le enviaron un reporte a Nancy Pelosi en donde delinearon sus avances en las negociaciones con la Oficina del Representante Comercial de EU (USTR) y aseguraron que, tras haber marcado sus demandas, ahora depende de la voluntad de la administración la negociación de los puntos establecidos


Honduras se suma a plan; cooperará con México en programas de empleo

Excelsior:
July 28, 2019

Los gobiernos de México y de Honduras acordaron un programa de cooperación para echar a andar los programas Sembrando Vida y Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro en el país centroamericano con el fin de generar empleos e inhibir la migración hacia Estados Unidos


Trump administration, Guatemala sign pact barring migrants from claiming asylum in U.S.

Los Angeles Times:
July 27, 2019

The agreement may also face legal challenges in the U.S. Immigrant advocates say Guatemala cannot be considered safe and has no adequate means to process tens of thousands of asylum applications


Arrest of Marines Suspected of Smuggling Migrants Points to Lucrative Trade

The New York Times:
July 26, 2019

They were about a mile from the southern border, where thousands of troops have deployed this year to try to stem the flow of migrants — but the authorities say the Marines in the BMW had the opposite aim. According to a federal criminal complaint, they planned to make some easy money by taking their passengers, migrants from Mexico, to the next stop on their smuggling route north


Arrest of Marines Suspected of Smuggling Migrants Points to Lucrative Trade

The New York Times:
July 26, 2019

They were about a mile from the southern border, where thousands of troops have deployed this year to try to stem the flow of migrants — but the authorities say the Marines in the BMW had the opposite aim. According to a federal criminal complaint, they planned to make some easy money by taking their passengers, migrants from Mexico, to the next stop on their smuggling route north


Guatemalan activists protest migrant asylum pact with US

The Washington Post:
July 26, 2019

Carrying the blue and white national flag, demonstrators rallied in front of the presidential palace in Guatemala City. They called on Morales to resign for having caved in to U.S. demands to make Guatemala a “safe third country” for migrants, including those headed north from El Salvador and Honduras


Top Border Official Is Reassigned Amid Criticism of Conditions for Migrant Children

The New York Times:
July 25, 2019

The highest ranking immigration official in the troubled El Paso region of the southwest border, where hundreds of children were reportedly held for weeks without enough food or the ability to bathe, has been temporarily removed from his job amid growing criticism over health and safety conditions for migrants there


‘Defiende México frontera sur de desastre migratorio’

Excelsior:
July 24, 2019

La subsecretaria de la SRE, Martha Delgado, asegura ante diputados que gobiernos pasados ‘renunciaron’ a defender la frontera sur del país; ‘No podemos ser socios de la migra’, critica


México ha deportado a 80% de migrantes desde que se firmó el acuerdo con EU

El Financiero:
July 22, 2019

De junio, mes en que se firmó el acuerdo migratorio con Estados Unidos, al 15 de julio, el Gobierno de México deportó a casi el 80 por ciento de extranjeros que entraron al país (79.31 por ciento), de acuerdo con datos del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM)


EU descarta exigir 'Tercer País Seguro' a México

El Financiero:
July 21, 2019

El secretario Ebrard también solicitó al secretario Pompeo la reinstalación del Programa de Repatriación (PRIM) que brindaba apoyo a los ciudadanos mexicanos repatriados de Estados Unidos y que fue suspendido en 2018


Guardia Nacional ha desplegado 21,000 elementos para contener la migración a Estados Unidos

El Economista:
July 20, 2019

En la Ley de la Guardia Nacional, se le otorgó la facultad para detener migrantes, lo cual incluso fue confirmado por el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador el 25 de junio pasado. Dijo que pueden realizar las detenciones, como auxilio a las autoridades del Instituto Nacional de Migración, pero sin violentar los derechos humanos


At Detention Camps and Shelters, Art Helps Migrant Youths Find Their Voices

The New York Times:
July 19, 2019

Crafted from memory, the scenes were fashioned from humble materials like bottle caps and Popsicle sticks as part of a social studies project in which a few creative teachers assigned to the camp asked the children to commemorate their native cultures


Tensions worsen between LAPD and ICE over Trump immigration raids

Los Angeles Times:
July 18, 2019

It’s been longstanding LAPD policy not to enforce federal immigration law, fearing those actions would make those here illegally too afraid to cooperate in crime fighting. Moore and others have stressed this in recent weeks. Marin said ICE isn’t seeking the LAPD’s help and doesn’t understand why the department keeps raising the issue


México no está listo para firmar acuerdo con EU para ser tercer país seguro: Martha Bárcena

El Economista:
July 18, 2019

México le ha dicho a Estados Unidos, "una y otra vez", que no está listo para firmar un acuerdo que obligue a los solicitantes de asilo en el país del norte a dirigirse a su territorio para buscar un refugio seguro, dijo el jueves Martha Bárcena


Segob estima una reducción del 44% de migrantes que entran a EU

El Financiero:
July 18, 2019

A cuatro días de que se cumpla el plazo de 45 días para evaluar el compromiso de México de disminuir el flujo migratorio, la secretaria de Gobernación aseguró que se “está cumpliendo con el compromiso a cabalidad”, en especial en lo que se han difundido los beneficios para los migrantes de permanecer en México


Asylum Seekers Anxiously Cross Into U.S. as New Policy Kicks In

The New York Times:
July 17, 2019

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said fewer than 1,000 children have been separated from families out of 450,000 family groups that have crossed the border since October. He said they are separated because of health and safety concerns, among other reasons


Peticiones de asilo en México suben 73%; de enero a junio de 2019

Excelsior:
July 15, 2019

De acuerdo con el Reporte Cierre de Junio 2019 de la Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (Comar), el total de peticiones hechas en el primer semestre de este año asciende a 31 mil 355, de las cuales 16 mil 371 fueron de hondureños (grupo mayoritario)


As immigrant families wait in dread, no sign of large-scale enforcement raids

The Washington Post:
July 14, 2019

Some administration officials have privately voiced frustration with the president for his decision to publicly announce ICE’s plans in advance, blowing the cover off the raids. Like most law enforcement agencies, ICE officials treat their actions as closely guarded secrets, and they rely on the element of surprise to make arrests


Federal Agencies Trade Blame Over Detention of Migrant Children

The Wall Street Journal:
July 12, 2019

The bureaucratic disagreements highlight federal officials’ failure to coordinate management of what they have called an overwhelming number of families and children crossing the border in the past year. A record 390,308 people traveling as families illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from the start of the federal fiscal year in October through June, as did 63,624 unaccompanied children—the most since 2016


Guatemala Court Asked to Block 'Safe 3rd Country' With US

The New York Times:
July 11, 2019

Three former foreign ministers are asking Guatemala's Constitutional Court to bar President Jimmy Morales from entering into a "safe third country" agreement with the United States, days ahead of his visit to Washington announced Thursday


Judge's Order on Government Lawyer Shake-Up Adds Hurdle for Trump in U.S. Census Dispute

The New York Times:
July 10, 2019

"Defendants provide no reasons, let alone ‘satisfactory reasons,’ for the substitution of counsel,” Furman wrote in his order. The judge added that the Justice Department has looming deadlines to respond to motions that plaintiffs have filed, including a request to prohibit the administration from modifying the census to add the question


Drawings From Migrant Children Held Along U.S. Border Show Stick Figures In Cages

NPR:
July 9, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatricians is trying to convince Customs and Border Protection to allow physicians into migrant detention facilities in the U.S. The AAP has long been against the Trump administration policies detaining migrant children and their families


A long-running immigration problem: The government sometimes detains and deports US citizens

Los Angeles Times:
July 8, 2019

In fact, more than 1,500 U.S. citizens spent time in immigration detention between 2007 and 2015 before the government acknowledged the mistake, federal records indicate. Northwestern University political scientist Jacqueline Stevens estimated that approximately 1% of all immigration detainees from more than 8,000 cases between 2006 and 2008 that she studied were U.S. citizens


Listo, grupo que dará seguimiento a acuerdo migratorio México-EU

Excelsior:
July 8, 2019

Martí Batres, presidente de la Mesa Directiva del Senado, refirió que la Comisión Permanente designó a 16 legisladores para acompañar a Marcelo Ebrard, en el proceso de negociación


FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches

The Washington Post:
July 7, 2019

The records also underscore the conflicts between the laws of some states and the federal push to find and deport undocumented immigrants. Though Utah, Vermont and Washington allow undocumented immigrants to obtain full driver’s licenses or more-limited permits known as driving privilege cards, ICE agents have run facial-recognition searches on those DMV databases


As Border Crisis Worsens, a Detention Center Designed for Children Has None

The Wall Street Journal:
July 5, 2019

Immigration lawyers and advocates said the dramatic contrast between the child-friendly Karnes and Dilley facilities and Border Patrol stations that a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report this week labeled “dangerous” showed the administration was prioritizing enforcement over the humane treatment of children


Where a citizenship question could cause the census to miss millions of Hispanics

The Washington Post:
July 4, 2019

The Trump administration, even as it acknowledged that a citizenship question would depress census response rates, has argued that it’s needed to enforce voting rights laws. The Supreme Court called that reason “contrived.” Reports have emerged that the proposal was racially motivated and designed expressly to benefit non-Hispanic whites and Republicans


US blocked by court from jailing asylum seekers with no bail

Los Angeles Times:
July 3, 2019

The ruling Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit brought by asylum applicants and their advocates is the latest in a string of court defeats for the President Donald Trump's effort to prevent migrants along the southern border from reaching American towns and cities. Apprehensions of prospective asylum seekers have more than doubled in the last year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Trump signs humanitarian aid package to bolster migrant care

Los Angeles Times:
July 2, 2019

Trump delayed the raids about a week ago. The move came after Pelosi urged Trump to call them off. Immigration and Customs Enforcement leaders had also expressed serious concerns that officers' safety would be in jeopardy because too many details about the raids had been made public


Trump dice que los aranceles contra México están descartados

El Economista:
July 1, 2019

El presidente de Estados Unidos firmó un paquete de ayuda por 4,600 millones de dólares para apoyar al gobierno a enfrentar el incremento de migrantes en al frontera con México


Amid immigration crackdown, undocumented abuse victims hesitate to come forward

The Washington Post:
June 30, 2019

In the United States, immigrants do not need to reveal their status to apply for a protection order, legal separation or custody of a child. But legal service providers say even when they make this clear, many of their clients remain skeptical


Democrats Veer Left on Immigration at Debates, Pleasing Base (and Trump)

The New York Times:
June 29, 2019

The debates, in which there was almost unanimous embraces by the top-polling candidates for decriminalizing illegal border crossings and for offering undocumented immigrants health insurance, excited many in the Democratic base


US Supreme Court to rule on protections for undocumented youth

Los Angeles Times:
June 28, 2019

The court's next term begins in October, making it likely that the nine justices will hand down their ruling in the heat of the 2020 presidential campaign, when Trump will be running for re-election


Hasta 4 mil migrantes hacen fila en cruces fronterizos de EU en busca de asilo

El Financiero:
June 27, 2019

De acuerdo con información compartida por la administración mexicana, la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EU (CBP, en inglés), estimó que las largas filas conllevan esperas de semanas para los migrantes que buscan presentarse legalmente por los puertos de entrada


High court keeps citizenship question off census for now

The Washington Post:
June 27, 2019

The Trump administration had said the question was being added to aid in enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters’ access to the ballot box. But the Justice Department had never previously sought a citizenship question in the 54-year history of the landmark voting rights law


‘Stop Repeating History’: Plan to Keep Migrant Children at Former Internment Camp Draws Outrage

The New York Times:
June 25, 2019

Regardless of how they are characterized, the facilities have been stretched thin. Many are operating well past their capacities and reports of grim and dangerous conditions have roiled an already tense debate. The Trump administration has tried a number of measures to respond to the migrant surge, from building tent cities in Texas to enacting family separation policies and rules meant to deter new asylum seekers


Guardia Nacional tiene facultad para detener a migrantes, pero no es la instrucción: AMLO

El Financiero:
June 25, 2019

Abundó que su administración busca cumplir con el compromiso hecho con Estados Unidos, el cual consiste en un mejor control de quienes entrar a nuestro país y cruzan hacia EU, así como en la apuesta para dar opciones a migrantes en sus lugares de origen y en México


Nuevo Laredo Says It Will Receive Migrants Returned From US

The New York Times:
June 24, 2019

The expansion is expected to take place at three points along the border, and Nuevo Laredo Mayor Enrique Rivas confirmed that his city across from Laredo, Texas, is one of them. Located in the crime-plagued state of Tamaulipas, it could receive up to 150-200 asylum seekers daily beginning Friday


Trump Says He Will Delay Deportation Raids for Two Weeks

The New York Times:
June 22, 2019

President Donald Trump said he will delay mass deportation raids scheduled for Sunday as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues


Immigrants sue over wait for files to fight deportation

The Washington Post:
June 19, 2019

The U.S. immigration system is facing massive backlogs in naturalization applications, asylum filings and the immigration courts. Advocates have decried lengthy waits for citizenship interviews and asylum hearings, and with the lawsuit, they are adding the ability to obtain immigration documents to the list


México prevé deportar a dos mil 500 inmigrantes al día

El Financiero:
June 18, 2019

Garduño Yáñez estableció que, mediante un operativo a pie tierra de todos los elementos del instituto y de la Guardia Nacional, se impedirá el acceso no documentado de personas a territorio nacional, y también se evitará que sigan utilizando balsas o barcos para moverse desde los ríos Suchiate y Usumacinta


Mexico readies to receive Central American migrants as part of federal program aimed at welcoming visitors

Los Angeles Times:
June 17, 2019

The 30-year Paisano program is traditionally aimed at visitors, and Mexican nationals who live abroad but visit their homeland in the summer. This year, authorities said it will also serve Central American migrants who request asylum in the United States, but are returned to Mexico


Aumenta número de niños migrantes sin compañía retenidos en México

Excelsior:
June 16, 2019

La cantidad de niños y adolescentes sin acompañantes adultos que han sido retenidos en la frontera norte de México en lo que va de 2019 es de 56 mil 278 menores, de acuerdo con datos sobre las detenciones de migrantes en los límites con Estados Unidos


GOP strategist and census official discussed citizenship question, new documents filed by lawyers suggest

The Washington Post:
June 16, 2019

The documents show that Christa Jones, now chief of staff to the deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau, communicated directly from her private email address with Hofeller about the citizenship question, alerting him to a Federal Register notice for comment on the bureau’s 2015 content test, which she suggested “could be an opportunity to mention citizenship as well,” the letter said


Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

The Washington Post:
June 15, 2019

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


At Mexico’s southern border, migrants feel the pinch of a crackdown spurred by U.S.

Los Angeles Times:
June 13, 2019

Mexico has 45 days to demonstrate that the northbound flows of migrants are declining, or the two sides go back to the negotiating table, with Mexico in a weakened position, Marcelo Ebrard, the country’s foreign secretary, said Tuesday


EU acordó con México inversión billonaria para controlar migración en Centroamérica: Ebrard

El Economista:
June 13, 2019

El canciller Marcelo Ebrard que parte de la solución de la migración hacia Estados Unidos, es el generar empleos para reducir la pobreza en centroamérica y el sur de México


Asylum Seekers Returned to Mexico Rarely Win Bids to Wait in U.S.

The New York Times:
June 12, 2019

The Mexican National Guard is an untested new military police force with immigration enforcement powers. Its creation in early 2019 was highly controversial in Mexico given the Mexican military's extraordinarily violent law enforcement record


‘The migration problem is a coffee problem’

The Washington Post:
June 11, 2019

When acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan traveled to Guatemala in May, he invited coffee growers, including Hernández, to meet with him. The growers showed him a PowerPoint presentation, titled “Coffee and Migration,” with graphs illustrating how much farmers were losing


U.S.-Mexico Migrant Deal Includes Regional Asylum Plan: Document

The New York Times:
June 11, 2019

The deal lays out "a regional approach to burden-sharing in relation to the processing of refugee status claims to migrants," the document said. A Reuters photograph of the folded document, taken as Trump held it up, allowed reporters to read parts of it


La Guardia Nacional no será una 'Border Patrol' en México: Sánchez Cordero

El Financiero:
June 11, 2019

La secretaria de Gobernación precisó que el nuevo cuerpo se desplegará por todo el país, lo que incluye preservar la seguridad en las fronteras


No Secret Immigration Deal Exists With U.S., Mexico’s Foreign Minister Says

The New York Times:
June 10, 2019

Mr. Ebrard said Mexico preferred a regional asylum agreement that would review the flow of migrants across Mexico and Central America, with a number of countries, including Panama and Brazil


Diálogo sobre confrontación permitió acuerdo con EU: López Obrador

Excelsior:
June 9, 2019

El presidente expresó que México y Estados Unidos han sabido cooperar mutuamente y mantener una relación fraterna; subrayó que no permitirá que se atente contra la economía nacional


No se ganó todo lo que se planteó en negociación con EU, admite Ebrard

El Economista:
June 8, 2019

El secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Marcelo Ebrard, insistió en que México salió con la "dignidad intacta" del acuerdo realizado con Estados Unidos en materia migratoria para evitar la aplicación de aranceles a México


Casa Blanca acota el optimismo; el plan arancelario contra México está firme, dice portavoz

El Economista:
June 6, 2019

La Casa Blanca se mantiene firme en su posición de que México debe tomar medidas importantes para detener el aumento de migrantes centroamericanos si quiere evitar que el lunes 10 de junio se impongan aranceles a sus exportaciones a Estados Unidos, informó el jueves la portavoz Sarah Sanders


GOP senators line up against Trump’s Mexico tariff plan

The Washington Post:
June 5, 2019

The public split and looming standoff over 5% tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico revealed a fundamental divergence in values between the president and his party. Trump uses tariffs as leverage to get what he wants -- in this case to force Mexico to do more to halt illegal immigration. For Republicans, tariffs are counter to firmly rooted orthodoxy and viewed as nothing more than taxes they strenuously oppose


Migrant Children May Lose School, Sports and Legal Aid as Shelters Swell

The New York Times:
June 5, 2019

Civil rights and child welfare advocates said that any move by the government to eliminate education and recreation would constitute a violation of the Flores settlement, which in 1997 established the standards for treating migrant children held in government facilities, and would prompt them to sue for reinstatement of the activities


Where a citizenship question could cause the census to miss millions of Hispanics — and why that’s a big deal

The Washington Post:
June 5, 2019

Lower Hispanic response rates related to citizenship also would drive up census costs by hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the Shorenstein study. Costs increase because when no one answers for a home or answers incompletely, the Census Bureau attempts a series of follow-up contacts, including sending census takers to attempt in-person interviews


400 Central American Migrants Cross Into Mexico

The New York Times:
June 4, 2019

Mexican police looked on as about half the migrants crossed the Suchiate River on inner-tube rafts. The mainly Honduran migrants then walked into the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo to rest in the main plaza


House Votes to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship

The New York Times:
June 4, 2019

The Democrats’ immigration measure was notable both for what it did and for what it did not do. It was a grant of legal status for a narrow group of immigrants, not a comprehensive measure to overhaul what lawmakers in both parties concede is a badly broken immigration system and to deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States


Unauthorized immigrants are overwhelmingly law-abiding. But it won’t stop Trump.

The Washington Post:
June 2, 2019

The results showed that crime declined in the large majority of those metro areas, as it has for more than 20 years throughout the United States generally, whether the number of undocumented migrants increased or decreased in a particular place


Trump’s Trade Levers Test Long-Term U.S. Alliances

The Wall Street Journal:
June 2, 2019

In the short run, these moves may serve the U.S. interest. But in the long run, they could do the opposite, by emboldening everyone to ignore international conventions and rules that reserved tariffs and sanctions for specific purposes. The U.S. may also find its “soft power,” the ability to get other countries to cooperate out of shared mutual interest rather than threat, diminished


How Trump's Mexico Threat Imperils His Own Economic Agenda

The New York Times:
June 1, 2019

The USMCA must be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. Yet Mexico is unlikely to ratify the pact if it must cope with a new batch of Trump-imposed tariffs just months after forging a free-trade agreement with the administration


Gobierno de Guatemala dispuesto a permitir la instalación de tropas militares en línea fronteriza con México

El Economista:
June 1, 2019

El representante de Texas indicó a Trump que si desea ver menos detenciones en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México debería considerar la oferta del presidente Jimmy Morales


Asylum seekers locked up in the Deep South sue ICE in a bid for parole

Los Angeles Times:
May 31, 2019

Asylum seekers are forced by a hostile system to languish in far-flung detention centers with no hope of parole, scant access to lawyers and ultimately little chance of winning their cases, a new lawsuit alleges


Trump Says U.S. Will Hit Mexico With 5% Tariffs on All Goods

The New York Times:
May 30, 2019

The president’s threat escalated his immigration fight with Mexico and is a significant move against an American ally that essentially dared the Mexican government to risk economic catastrophe on both sides of the border if it did not capitulate to the demands of the United States president


De no recibir a migrantes que piden asilo a EU habría confrontación

El Economista:
May 30, 2019

Martha Bárcena, aseguró que a pesar de que hay diferencias con el gobierno de Estados Unidos, como el arancel a los tomates y el tema migratorio, hay más puntos en común de lo que parece en la agenda bilateral


Hundreds of minors held at U.S. border facilities are there beyond legal time limits

The Washington Post:
May 30, 2019

Many of the nearly 2,000 unaccompanied migrant children being held in overcrowded U.S. Border Patrol facilities have been there beyond legally allowed time limits, including some who are 12 or younger


The crush of children at Arizona’s border shows a U.S. immigration system on the brink

The Washington Post:
May 28, 2019

Nearly 169,000 youths have surrendered at the southern border in the first seven months of this fiscal year, and more than half are ages 12 and under, according to federal records and officials familiar with Customs and Border Protection statistics


Supreme Court to decide whether families of Mexican teens killed by U.S. border agents can sue

The Washington Post:
May 28, 2019

At issue is whether congressional approval is needed before families can sue on behalf of foreign victims who were injured on foreign soil. The court took the case from Texas, but its outcome will influence the Arizona case


Flu outbreak among asylum seekers reaches San Diego

Los Angeles Times:
May 28, 2019

Last week, U.S. immigration officials said they would begin three flights a week to San Diego from Texas' Rio Grande Valley. They said authorities in Texas are overwhelmed and need help processing people who are arrested


A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America

The New York Times:
May 26, 2019

While President Trump has made a point of threatening to send migrants from the border to inland sanctuary cities that oppose his immigration policies, it is an empty threat: Migrants are already traveling by the thousands every day to cities across the country


Judge Blocks Trump From Building Sections of Border Wall

The New York Times:
May 25, 2019

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities


2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

The Washington Post:
May 25, 2019

Hispanics, meanwhile, will outpace African Americans to become the electorate’s largest nationwide racial minority group for the first time on Election Day 2020 — accounting for more than 13% of eligible voters, according to Pew projections


What Happens in a New Mexico Town When U.S. Border Patrol Drops Off Migrants

The Wall Street Journal:
May 24, 2019

Border Patrol officials have said they try to release migrants into the care of aid groups and shelters, but sometimes as a last resort are forced to drop them in places the agency considers transit hubs. Deming, an hour and a half from El Paso’s busy border crossing, is the only town in this rural border county with a Greyhound bus stop


On Immigration, 2020 Democrats Largely Stick to Decrying Trump

The Wall Street Journal:
May 23, 2019

Some advocates worry, Democrats are ceding ground in a general election campaign by not pursuing concrete alternatives, especially on asylum, that speak to centrist voters; they are also forgoing a chance to have policy debates now that will shape their ability to govern if they win the White House


What’s behind the desire for ‘skilled’ immigrants? Racial prejudice.

The Washington Post:
May 22, 2019

Our research suggests that prejudice against Latinos is an important, if veiled, reason that some Americans advocate admitting primarily highly educated, highly skilled immigrants


Flu Outbreak Prompts Largest Border Detention Center to Stop Processing Migrants

The New York Times:
May 22, 2019

Migrants apprehended in the area were processed at other locations while intake was suspended in McAllen, officials said. A Border Patrol official told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the 32 ill detainees had been transferred out of the McAllen center to nearby facilities for further tests


Lanzan plan de desarrollo para México y países de Centroamérica

El Financiero:
May 21, 2019

El Gobierno de México anunció que, para realizar el plan de desarrollo en la región, se necesitará una inversión de 10 mil mdd anuales que tendrán que recaudar entre los países involucrados


Guatemalan Boy Dies at Border Station While Awaiting Move to a Shelter

The New York Times:
May 20, 2019

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who officials said was sick with influenza was found dead at a Border Patrol station in South Texas on Monday morning, after a week of waiting in holding facilities to be sent to a shelter for migrant children


Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit'

Los Angeles Times:
May 20, 2019

Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats , and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says won't compete for American jobs


The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: It’s Americans heading south

The Washington Post:
May 18, 2019

Mexico’s statistics institute estimated this month that the U.S.-born population in this country has reached 799,000 — a roughly fourfold increase since 1990. And that is probably an undercount. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the real number at 1.5 million or more


AMLO presentará mañana plan de desarrollo para región centroamericana

El Financiero:
May 18, 2019

El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presentará mañana el Programa de Desarrollo Regional para Centroamérica y el Sureste de México, a fin de impulsar el progreso económico y social y, al mismo tiempo, frenar los flujos migratorios


Eliminación de aranceles al acero y aluminio acelerará la ratificación del T-MEC

El Economista:
May 18, 2019

La secretaria de Economía, Graciela Márquez, dijo que la eliminación en Estados Unidos de los aranceles a insumos de aluminio y acero provenientes de México y Canadá fue resultado de varios meses de negociación entre los tres países


Unauthorized immigrants help prop up America's economy

Los Angeles Times:
May 17, 2019

For years, it's been an open secret that unauthorized immigrant workers are propping up the Social Security retirement trust fund and Medicare systems — even though they can't access benefits from either of those programs


U.S. Speaker Pelosi Opens Door to More Funds for Border Migrant Crisis

The New York Times:
May 16, 2019

Democrats made a "thoughtful offer" to Republicans on Thursday evening of "several billion" dollars for humanitarian needs at the border, the House Democratic aide said. He did not reveal the specific amount


Guatemalan Migrant Child Dies After Mexican Detention

The New York Times:
May 16, 2019

A 10-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl died after being taken to hospital from a Mexico City immigration detention center, Mexican authorities said on Thursday, adding to a growing number of deaths of minors migrating from the Central American country


Muere niño migrante bajo custodia de EU; van cuatro este mes

Excelsior:
May 16, 2019

La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP por sus iniciales en inglés) aseguró el jueves que la madre del niño le dijo a los agentes que su hijo se enfermó el 6 de abril, tres días después de que fueran detenidos, y que fue hospitalizado ese día


Trump is now claiming that a surge in children at the border is a function of smuggling

The Washington Post:
May 16, 2019

When families arrive at the border now, the government can only detain the children for a certain period. The result is often that families are released together once they’ve been processed and detained up to that limit, with the expectation that they’ll then return for their subsequent immigration hearings


Cruzará muro de Trump reservas naturales

Reforma:
May 14, 2019

El Gobierno de Estados Unidos planea reemplazar las barreras a lo largo de 161 kilómetros de la frontera sur en California y Arizona, incluyendo un tramo que cruza un parque nacional y un refugio de vida silvestre


Trump to Lay Out Immigration Policy in Coming Days: Senators

The New York Times:
May 14, 2019

Trump has been working with his top advisers on a proposal that would favor highly skilled workers seeking to immigrate to the United States and cut back on other types of visas


Trump officials discussed deporting families

The Washington Post:
May 14, 2019

The idea was to arrest parents and children in 10 cities with large populations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, specifically New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, they said, without naming others.

The proposal, first reported by The Washington Post, was meant to send a message and possibly deter others from coming across the border, they said


México no está en crisis migratoria: Segob

Excelsior:
May 13, 2019

Las solicitudes de refugio y asilo han aumentado de forma exponencial en el país, siendo los solicitantes de Venezuela, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Pakistán, India, Bangladesh y Afganistán


Unaccompanied minors vulnerable, missing in Tijuana

Los Angeles Times:
May 13, 2019

Experts believe, and U.S. data indicates, the Mexican government is failing to document the majority of unaccompanied kids who make their way through Mexico to the U.S. border, leaving them in the shadows in border cities like Tijuana where they could end up in very dark and dangerous places


Pentagon Eyes Longer-Term Support on U.S.-Mexico Border

The New York Times:
May 12, 2019

Trump has been eager to have the U.S. military play a larger role on the border and, despite some criticism from lawmakers, Pentagon officials say they are looking to create a long-term plan for assistance


Disminuye la entrega de visas humanitarias

Reforma:
May 12, 2019

La Unidad de Política Migratoria de la Secretaría de Gobernación reportó que en enero fueron entregadas 11 mil 283 tarjetas y en febrero 7 mil 208, pero para marzo la cifra disminuyó a mil 476, lo que representa un 79.6 por ciento


Border detention cells in Texas are so overcrowded that U.S. is using aircraft to move migrants

The Washington Post:
May 11, 2019

Homeland Security officials requested the aircraft because Border Patrol urgently needs to move single adults out of the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The agency is scrambling to make room for the large volume of families and children who have come across the border in dramatically higher numbers in the past several days, officials said


Help Wanted in the U.S.A.

The Wall Street Journal:
May 10, 2019

Rising wages have drawn many workers from the sidelines, but not enough to fill jobs in fast-growing industries. One problem is that many middle-aged men who lost jobs during the recession left the workforce. They are nearing retirement age and unlikely to return to physical labor, yet there aren’t enough young people to replace them


Trump administration eyes mandatory employment checks for immigration plan

Los Angeles Times:
May 9, 2019

The plan to institute a mandatory federal employment verification program, known as E-Verify, would be a key part of an immigration overhaul crafted by a team led by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser


Senators concerned about abuse allegations at shelters

The Washington Post:
May 9, 2019

The allegations raise questions on whether the agency has “failed to uphold its statutory duties to ensure the health and safety of children within their care,” the senators wrote in a letter to the assistant secretary for children and families. They said the allegations also raise serious questions about how some shelters have used federal funding


Mexico worries as US keeps making asylum seekers wait there

The New York Times:
May 9, 2019

Migrants in many Mexican border cities have typically made easy targets for organized crime gangs that kidnap them to extort money from relatives or try to recruit them into drug and human-trafficking businesses


Pentagon Has Redirected Money to Build 256 Miles of Border Barriers, Shanahan Says

The New York Times:
May 8, 2019

The remarks by the secretary, Patrick M. Shanahan, were a major step in President Trump’s effort to build his border wall without congressional authorization since he declared a national emergency and took other measures to redirect funds in February


Federal appeals court says Trump administration can force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

Los Angeles Times:
May 7, 2019

Allowing the policy to remain in effect in the meantime lets the administration carry out an unprecedented change to U.S. asylum practices


‘Not just talking points’: Kushner’s new tack on immigration

The Washington Post:
May 7, 2019

A border security bill that would focus, in part, on modernizing ports of entry, and a package of revisions to legal immigration that aims to create a more “merit-based” system giving preference to those with job skills rather than relatives of immigrants already in the country


Ebrard reitera que México no será tercer país seguro

El Economista:
May 7, 2019

Asimismo, se pronunció porque se incentiven programas de desarrollo para ayudar a los países de Centroamérica para combatir los factores que los llevan a migrar, como son la pobreza y la inseguridad


Trump picks Obama-era Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan to lead ICE

Los Angeles Times:
May 5, 2019

Morgan is a former assistant director of the FBI, and he has been appearing on the Fox News Channel in recent weeks, to discuss both immigration policy and the report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on the investigation into Russian election interference


New Training Document for Asylum Screenings Reflects Tougher U.S. Stance

The New York Times:
May 4, 2019

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


Democrats See a Way Out of Disaster Aid Impasse, but Trump Border Request Could Scuttle It

The Wall Street Journal:
May 2, 2019

One potential obstacle to finishing a deal could be the Trump administration’s request for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to address the flood of asylum-seeking Central American families at the southern border. House Democrats rejected the proposal, which includes funding for detention beds, but indicated they were amenable to certain provisions


Llaman a migrantes a bajar de ‘La Bestia’ en Oaxaca

Excelsior:
May 2, 2019

Autoridades el INAMI conminaron a los indocumentados a dejar el tren para evitar riesgos; cerca de 100 migrantes aceptan auxilio de elementos de migratorios


US government to give DNA tests at border to check for fraud

Los Angeles Times:
May 1, 2019

The decision comes as Homeland Security officials are increasingly concerned about instances of child trafficking as a growing number of Central American families cross the border, straining resources to the breaking point


Asylum changes show Trump’s 2020 focus will again be on the border, presenting tough choices for Democrats

The Washington Post:
May 1, 2019

This dynamic has prompted concern among some Democratic activists and voters who want their candidates to talk openly not just about the Trump border policies they disagree with but what they would do differently if they are elected


Democrats using veterans bill to try to block border wall

The Washington Post:
April 30, 2019

The $108 billion measure funding veterans benefits and improvements to military bases is perhaps the most popular funding bill to annually advance through Congress. Democrats unveiled the bill Tuesday and it is scheduled for a preliminary panel vote Wednesday


Resisten demócratas aprobación de T-MEC

Reforma:
April 29, 2019

La publicación indicó que cuando el Congreso regresa del receso esta semana con una lista completa de prioridades, la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi (demócrata de California) y otros demócratas destacados han señalado que no permitirán una votación sobre el nuevo acuerdo con Canadá y México sin ciertos cambios


Immigrants for the Heartland

The Wall Street Journal:
April 28, 2019

There are tangible costs to the U.S. economy of allocating far fewer skilled-immigrant visas than companies need. Most immediately, the cost is forgone jobs. Over the long run, the cost is forgone ideas, innovation and connections to the world


Hace Papa donativo para los migrantes

Reforma:
April 28, 2019

Anuncia Vaticano ayuda de 500 mil dólares. Apoyan asistencia de congregaciones y diócesis en México a indocumentados


Mexico Deports Hondurans Amid Pressure to Reduce Migration

The New York Times:
April 27, 2019

Mexican officials are now sorting through a backlog of petitions for transit or humanitarian visas in southern Mexico. Frustrated by long waits for visas and overcrowding at shelters, many migrants are opting to continue north without Mexico's blessing


Pentagon eases rules to expand military’s role with migrants on border

Los Angeles Times:
April 26, 2019

The new troops will include military lawyers who can help Customs and Border Protection agents process migrants, drivers to help transport detained migrants and cooks to provide meals for them


Democratic candidates tune out voter anxieties over border security

Los Angeles Times:
April 25, 2019

The reluctance of Democratic candidates to address law and order challenges at the border has some of the party’s seasoned operatives and activists fearing a trap


Descarta México acuerdo con EU por migrantes

Reforma:
April 25, 2019

Ante cuestionamientos del Comité Contra la Tortura de la ONU, el Gobierno mexicano negó tener acuerdos con Estados Unidos para que envíe a México a migrantes centroamericanos en lo que esperan su regularización


In Mexico, Migrants Turn to 'The Beast' After Highway Raids

The New York Times:
April 24, 2019

With dozens of police and immigration checkpoints dotting the highways, many migrants now view the train as a safer, albeit still risky, way to reach the U.S. border


Trump Immigration Plan May Increase Visas for Highly Skilled Workers: Sources

The New York Times:
April 24, 2019

The plan does not propose ways to address young people who came to the United States illegally as children who were protected by former President Barack Obama


On Census Citizenship Question, Supreme Court’s Conservatives Appear United

The New York Times:
April 23, 2019

The court’s decision, expected in late June, will be consequential. By one government estimate, about 6.5 million people might not be counted if the citizenship question is allowed


Darán tarjeta de visitantes a migrantes detenidos

Excelsior:
April 23, 2019

A las personas indocumentadas se les ofrecerá dicho documento, pero en caso de rechazarlo serán deportados; fueron aprehendidos en la comunidad de Echegaray, en Chiapas


Trump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries

The Washington Post:
April 22, 2019

The idea of restricting travel from high overstay countries is part of a long list of proposals being tossed around by officials as they try to appease a president who has been seething over the influx of migrants at the border


Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenship

The Washington Post:
April 21, 2019

The guidance, issued — coincidentally or not — just before pot advocates’ national celebration of their 4/20 holiday, confirms what immigration and marijuana advocates have cautioned is a legal gray area that penalizes would-be citizens because they’ve broken a federal law


F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico

The New York Times:
April 20, 2019

Mr. Hopkins’s arrest comes as tensions rise over ultraconservative paramilitary groups operating along the southwestern border. Professed militias have a long history of targeting immigrants from Latin America, tracing back to the Ku Klux Klan’s creation of its own border patrol in the 1970s


Bipartisan panel recommends changes to migrant processing

The Washington Post:
April 16, 2019

In an emergency draft report unveiled Tuesday, the Homeland Security Advisory Council called on the Trump administration to immediately establish three to four regional processing centers along the southwest border with Mexico


Immigration has long-term benefits

Los Angeles Times:
April 15, 2019

We already know that communities who currently welcome immigrants have lower rates of crime and higher rates of economic activity. But what we didn't know until now is the degree to which this immigration in investment will likely pay dividends for the U.S. well into the 22nd century


In the Rio Grande Valley, the Border Patrol Is the ‘Go-To Job’

The New York Times:
April 14, 2019

The hiring process can take nearly a year, slowed by lengthy background checks and polygraph examinations that prompt many applicants to look elsewhere


Entra a México nueva caravana migrante

El Financiero:
April 13, 2019

Alrededor de 2 mil migrantes, la mayoría provenientes de Honduras y El Salvador, ingresaron la madrugada del viernes a México a través del puente fronterizo Rodolfo Robles, conocido como Suchiate


I’m an immigration judge. Here’s how we can fix our courts.

The Washington Post:
April 12, 2019

The surge of asylum cases that starts at the border doesn’t stay at the border. Newly arrived families often get their cases transferred to where they planned to join family or friends. Sometimes that gives a family time to raise money to pay for a lawyer


Immigration White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes

The Washington Post:
April 11, 2019

The White House believed it could punish Democrats — including Pelosi — by busing ICE detainees into their districts before their release, according to two DHS whistleblowers who independently reported the busing plan to Congress


Acting immigration chief quits after Trump calls for 'tougher' nominee

Los Angeles Times:
April 11, 2019

Trump is increasingly frustrated by a spike in illegal border crossings, and last month empowered a hard-line aide, Stephen Miller, to have greater authority over immigration policy within the White House


Trump digs in on false claim that he stopped Obama’s family separation policy

The Washington Post:
April 10, 2019

The Obama administration rejected a plan for family separations, according to Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s top adviser for immigration. The Trump administration operated a pilot program for family separations in the El Paso area beginning in mid-2017


Trump administration considers revised version of family separation tactic

The Washington Post:
April 9, 2019

Administration officials said Tuesday that while a return to the previous family separation tactic, known as “zero tolerance,” is not in the works, the White House is considering a “binary choice” policy


Judge blocks Trump’s asylum policy but delays enforcement

AP News:
April 8, 2019

The lawsuit says the Trump administration is violating U.S. law by failing to adequately evaluate the dangers that migrants face in Mexico


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Trump administration amid surge of migrants

The Washington Post:
April 7, 2019

Replacing her on an acting basis will be Kevin McAleenan, who currently serves as the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Trump said Sunday


Why Hondurans Flee for the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal:
April 6, 2019

Central America is the main corridor used by organized crime to get illegal narcotics to American consumers. The U.S. has been promising to reduce domestic demand for drugs for decades but has made little progress


'Our country is full': Trump says migrants straining system after border visit

Los Angeles Times:
April 6, 2019

Trump has been increasingly exasperated at his inability to halt the swelling number of migrants entering the U.S., including thousands who have been released after arriving because border officials have no space for them


Immigration Authorities Arrest More Than 280 in Texas in Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade

The New York Times:
April 4, 2019

The employees arrested, who were predominantly women, hailed from 15 countries, including El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nigeria and Venezuela, according to ICE


Miami detention center for migrant children is expanding again

Los Angeles Times:
April 3, 2019

First opened as a migrant child shelter and then shuttered under Barack Obama, the center has housed a total of around 8,300 children since Trump reopened it a year ago to help alleviate the stress on federal resources caused by a short-lived policy to remove children from their parents' custody at the southern border


US Resorts to Expanded 'Catch and Release' as Migrants Surge

The New York Times:
April 2, 2019

With processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is busing migrants hundreds of miles inland and releasing them at Greyhound stations and churches


Trump has no interest in addressing border issues or immigration reform

Los Angeles Times:
April 1, 2019

But the freeze doesn’t punish those governments. That aid money primarily goes to nonprofit organizations working to combat violence, create jobs and stabilize communities so that fewer people feel compelled to leave. Shutting off the aid will worsen the problem the president complains about


US immigration to close holding area under El Paso bridge

The Washington Post:
March 31, 2019

U.S. immigration officials say they will close a holding area under a bridge connecting El Paso, Texas, with Juarez, Mexico, that is just a short distance from where a senior official declared an “operational crisis” at the border last week


Se agrava la crisis migratoria; López Obrador no se engancha con Trump

Excelsior:
March 30, 2019

Mientras en Chihuahua el alto número de migrantes retrasa el cruce por garitas, en Chiapas hay una lucha entre pandillas centroamericanas y el INM cerró oficinas tras agresión de cubanos


Supreme Court says government has broad authority when detaining some immigrants

The Washington Post:
March 19, 2019

A narrowly divided Supreme Court said Tuesday that federal authorities have broad powers to detain indefinitely and without a bond hearing legal immigrants who have completed their punishment for certain crimes that make them eligible for deportation


Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages

The New York Times:
March 18, 2019

The small number of interpreters who do have a basic grasp of indigenous languages are still often ill-equipped to help — they must explain legal terms that are difficult to comprehend in any language and there are significant differences between regional dialects


Congress won’t override his veto. But some experts say the disapproval could factor into the real fight that matters: in the courts

Los Angeles Times:
March 17, 2019

Overall migration to the U.S., predominantly led by Mexicans, is at a historic low, down from a peak of 1.6 million in the year 2000 to less than 400,000 last fall


Trump just vetoed Congress’s disapproval of his national emergency. That doesn’t mean he’ll get the money

The Washington Post:
March 15, 2019

Congress won’t override his veto. But some experts say the disapproval could factor into the real fight that matters: in the courts


Desarrollan plan nacional de retornados

Reforma:
March 14, 2019

El plan prevé atender todas las etapas del retorno de migrantes, desde la partida de Estados Unidos; la recepción en México y la llegada al lugar donde se asentarán


ICE is tapping into a huge license-plate database, ACLU says, raising new privacy concerns about surveillance

The Washington Post:
March 13, 2019

ICE spokesman Matthew Bourke said that agents use the license-plate database as a tool to help in its immigration-enforcement investigations and that it does not use the information to track people “who have no connection to ICE investigatory or enforcement activities.”


Once in the shadows, ‘dreamers’ now assuming central role in immigration debate — and 2020 election

The Washington Post:
March 12, 2019

HHS is now asking for $1.3 billion in the 2020 fiscal year budget and the creation of a contingency fund of up to $2 billion


Without immigrants, Trump’s jobs numbers would be much, much worse

The Washington Post:
March 11, 2019

The most recent, published in May, found that about 17 percent of people working in the United States were born outside the country, a bit over 1 in 6. The unemployment rate among immigrants, in fact, is lower than that of native-born Americans


Trump Budget Sets Up Another Battle Over Wall Funding

New York Times:
March 10, 2019

Trump's proposal, titled "A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept. Taxpayers First" and set for release Monday, "embodies fiscal responsibility," said Russ Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget


U.S. Continues to Separate Migrant Families Despite Rollback of Policy

The New York Times:
March 9, 2019

The recent separations have occurred largely because parents have been flagged for fraud, a communicable disease or past criminal history — in some cases relatively minor violations, years in the past, that ordinarily would not lead to the loss of parental custody


Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database

NBC San Diego:
March 8, 2019

The documents detail an intelligence-gathering effort by the United States and Mexican authorities, targeting more than 50 people including journalists, an attorney, and immigration advocates


López Obrador envía al Senado 15 propuestas de nombramientos como cónsules

Excelsior:
March 6, 2019

Se trata de quienes ocuparían los principales consulados de Estados Unidos que desde ahora llevan como encomienda implementar la estrategia de protección al migrante anunciada la semana pasada en Palacio Nacional


México apoyará a migrantes como política de soberanía: SRE y Segob

El Financiero:
March 4, 2019

El Gobierno mexicano advirtió que frente a las decisiones unilaterales de Estados Unidos en materia migratoria, como la de devolver a los migrantes que solicitaron asilo, México mantendrá su apoyo a estos grupos con una política soberana


SRE anuncia plan para que consulados defiendan a migrantes; ONG advierte vacíos

Pie de Página:
March 1, 2019

La renovación de los consulados será financiada con 3 mil millones de pesos y espera incorporar a 2 mil 173 funcionarios, mayormente del Servicio Exterior Mexicano, que deberán atender las necesidades de más de 11 millones de mexicanos que habitan en Estados Unidos.


Nearly 6,000 abuse complaints at migrant children shelters

The Washington Post:
February 27, 2019

The cases include allegations of inappropriate touching, staff members allegedly watching minors while they bathed and showing pornographic videos to minors. Some of the allegations included inappropriate conduct by minors in shelters against other minors, as well as by staff members


Judge considers expanding child separation case

The Washington Post:
February 23, 2019

A San Diego federal judge is considering expanding a landmark immigrant family separation case after a watchdog report found the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy was started as far back as July 2017


When Trump declared national emergency, most detained immigrants were not criminals

The Washington Post:
February 22, 2019

Of the 48,793 immigrants jailed on Feb. 9, the ICE data shows, 18,124 had criminal records. An additional 5,715 people had pending criminal charges, officials said, but they did not provide details. ICE also did not break down the severity of the crimes committed by or attributed to detainees


16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

The New York Times:
February 20, 2019

The lawsuit is part of a constitutional confrontation that Mr. Trump set off on Friday when he declared that he would spend billions of dollars more on border barriers than Congress had granted him


Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

Los Angeles Times:
February 18, 2019

A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants


Congress approves border deal to avert shutdown; Trump to sign it and seek wall money elsewhere

The Washington Post:
February 15, 2019

Under the National Emergencies Act, House passage of a disapproval resolution would trigger automatic consideration by the Senate, where a simple majority vote would be required to agree to it. Given opposition from some Republicans, that raises the prospect that a disapproval resolution would pass the narrowly divided Senate in an embarrassing rebuke to Trump


Analysis: Missing Piece in Trump's Wall Is GOP Support

The New York Times:
February 13, 2019

Of course Republicans want to secure the borders. Both parties do. But they have different views on how to do it. And more importantly for counting votes in the House and Senate, they diverge on how much to pay for it and what other immigration changes to swap in return


U.S. Border Patrol Overwhelmed by Large Groups of Migrant Families

The New York Times:
February 11, 2019

Human rights advocates say increased border security and daily quotas put on asylum requests at ports of entry are among factors pushing large groups of migrants to cross the border in risky, remote areas


Aseguran ONGs que EU sigue separando familias migrantes

Excelsior:
February 7, 2019

Las separaciones de niños y padres en la frontera de Estados Unidos con México por parte de las autoridades estadounidenses continúan actualmente, denunció hoy una organización ante un comité de la Cámara de Representantes del país


The nation faces many problems. A crisis at the border isn’t one of them | Editorial

Los Angeles Times:
February 7, 2019

Few would argue that the immigration system is fine the way it is. Immigration law is confusing and byzantine. We need a sober debate over what our overarching goals should be, and a streamlined bureaucratic process for getting us there


D.C. will offer up to $725 per person to help residents seeking U.S. citizenship

The Washington Post:
February 6, 2019

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said in a statement Monday the District awarded the National Immigration Forum, a nonprofit advocate for immigrants, a $100,000 grant to provide financial support to residents, employees and their families, the statement said


Trump uses State of the Union address to emphasize immigration agenda

The Washington Post:
February 6, 2019

President Trump on Tuesday issued another dark warning about the dangers of illegal immigration at the “lawless” southern border, but he made no mention of the national emergency power he has threatened to invoke to build a border wall without congressional approval


Estados Unidos regresará más migrantes; se extenderán a otras garitas

Excelsior:
February 4, 2019

Altos funcionarios de Estados Unidos informaron que el Protocolo de Seguridad de Migrantes aumentará para regresar a más personas, incluídas familias, y se ampliará a otras garitas de la frontera


Trump, in Interview, Calls Wall Talks ‘Waste of Time’ and Dismisses Investigations

The New York Times:
February 1, 2019

He made no mention of closing the government again, a move that backfired on him, but instead suggested he plans to declare a national emergency to build the wall. “I’ve set the table,” he said. “I’ve set the stage for doing what I’m going to do.”


La Visa Mexicana para centroamericanos, ¿para qué?

Excelsior:
January 30, 2019

¿Qué caso tiene que México siga exigiendo la visa a centroamericanos si la gran mayoría cruza sin pasaporte y por accesos irregulares? Una propuesta que hice desde entonces, y la sostengo, es que México retire el requisito de la Visa a Centroamericanos, en particular a los del “Triángulo del Norte”, (Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador).


Intentan cruzar por segunda vez

El Economista:
January 30, 2019

Cerca de 2,000 migrantes, provenientes principalmente de Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala, que buscan llegar a Estados Unidos pasan sus días en el albergue temporal ubicado en el estadio Jesús Martínez Palillo, localizado en la alcaldía de Iztacalco.


Delegan a México protección

Reforma:
January 30, 2019

El documento enviado el lunes a sus funcionarios en la frontera, cita una carta enviada por el Encargado de Negocios de la Embajada de EU, John Creamer, al Subsecretario de Relaciones Exteriores para América del Norte, Jesús Seade, en la que se da a conocer que EU considera que México aceptó en diciembre pasado recibir y proteger a los migrantes.


Inicia EU devolución de aspirantes a asilo

Reforma:
January 30, 2019

El Gobierno de Estados Unidos arrancó ayer el Protocolo de Protección a Migrantes que contempla la devolución temporal a México de migrantes que ingresaron ilegalmente a ese país para solicitar refugio.


EU enviará más tropas

El Economista:
January 29, 2019

Los soldados serán utilizados principalmente para instalar barreras de alambre adicionales, y ofrecer un nuevo sistema de vigilancia y monitoreo móvil en la zona fronteriza. Los planes indican que se instalarán 240 kilómetros más de alambre de púas, principalmente en los huecos entre los puertos de entrada.


Estados Unidos mandará migrantes a México mientras dura su juicio

El Economista:
January 29, 2019

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) comenzará a regresar individuos a México a través de los puertos de entrada, informó en un comunicado la embajada de Estados Unidos en México.


It’s not just immigrants. Trump is separating American families, too.

The Washington Post:
January 29, 2019

While family separation at the border received significant media attention last year, a quieter family separation policy continued under the radar, and the separations have targeted American families.


Lawmakers are uneasy about using military money and active-duty troops at border

Los Angeles Times:
January 29, 2019

With more than 2,300 U.S. troops still stationed at the southern border, lawmakers pressed Defense Department officials Tuesday to defend the deployment of active-duty members and asked whether President Trump plans on declaring a national emergency so he can use Pentagon funds for a border wall


How do Democrats negotiate with a president who will build his wall regardless?

Los Angeles Times:
January 29, 2019

It’s never easy to tell whether President Trump is staking out a negotiating position or drawing a line in the sand. But the comments he and his acting chief of staff made over the weekend about the border-security negotiations sound like Trump really is dug in on his wall project.


End Forced Labor in Immigrant Detention

The New York Times:
January 29, 2019

There are more than 48,000 people being held in immigrant detention in more than 200 facilities in the United States. More than two-thirds of them, according to the National Immigrant Justice Center, are confined by private companies, working on contracts with the federal government.


President Trump tweets nonsensical figures on illegal immigration

The Washington Post:
January 29, 2019

He describes, to the dollar, the alleged cost of illegal immigration — as well as the exact number of undocumented immigrants. But both numbers can only be estimates; there is no actual count of undocumented immigrants, and there is a big dispute over what kind of financial drain, if any, illegal immigration places on the United States.


Shutdown Compounds Woes for Immigration System

The Wall Street Journal:
January 29, 2019

The immigration-court backlog grew by at least 10% during the partial government shutdown, as a funding dispute centered on border security left the nation’s overloaded immigration system digging out of an even deeper hole than before the five-week standoff


Trump’s company plans to expand check of employees’ legal status following report that it hired undocumented workers for years

The Washington Post:
January 29, 2019

President Trump’s company plans to institute E-Verify, a federal program that allows employers to check whether new hires are legally eligible to work in the United States, in every one of its golf clubs, hotels and resorts, following a Washington Post report that its club in Westchester County, N.Y., employed undocumented immigrants for years.


Activists making ‘water drops’ for migrants near border say government intimidation is rising

The Washington Post:
January 29, 2019

Emotions were high as nearly 75 people congregated outside a local community center wearing hiking boots and backpacks and carrying dozens of water jugs. This was the rallying point for volunteers joining immigrant rights group Border Angels on its latest trek into the arid Southern California desert to leave food, water and warm clothes for migrants crossing the southern border.


The Trek Across the Border Veers Into More and More Remote Terrain

The New York Times:
January 29, 2019

In a two-day span in January, 362 migrants surrendered to the Border Patrol in Antelope Wells, overwhelming the small base’s capacity to process asylum requests. Last week, a new group of 306 migrants arrived at the same location, including children in need of immediate medical care — a situation officials in New Mexico say is without precedent.


12 people detained after human smuggling boat lands in Huntington Beach

Los Angeles Times:
January 28, 2019

It’s unclear where the boat traveled from, but it came ashore near Pacific Coast Highway and Anderson Street shortly before 3 p.m. Nine of the Chinese nationals were men and one was a woman. The U.S. Coast Guard determined they were in good health, Rice said.


Trump’s Speech to the Nation: Fact Checks and Background

The New York Times:
January 9, 2019

President Trump addressed the country on Tuesday, the 18th day of the government shutdown, about border security. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer delivered the Democratic response.


Trump Will Make Broad-Based Public Appeal for Border Wall

The New York Times:
January 7, 2019

The White House announced that President Trump would make a prime-time address and then travel to the southern border this week.


Instruye Ebrard rediseñar política exterior

Reforma:
January 7, 2019

El Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Marcelo Ebrard, llamó a los Embajadores y Cónsules de México a rediseñar la política exterior del País.


Esperan 33,500 mdd en remesas para 2018

Reforma:
January 3, 2019

Los ingresos por remesas en el País superarán los 33 mil 500 millones de dólares en 2018, una nueva cifra máxima histórica, de acuerdo con Western Union.


Reitera Ebrard que México no aceptará ser tercer país seguro para migrantes

Excelsior:
December 24, 2018

A unos días de que el gobierno estadunidense anunciara que devolverán a los solicitantes de asilo a México, el secretario de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, reiteró que nuestro país no acepta ni aceptará un tratado que lo coloque como tercer país seguro para migrantes que buscan acceder a Estados Unidos (EU).


Judges Check Trump’s Immigration Cruelty

The New York Times:
December 21, 2018

A day after a federal judge denounced the former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, at a sentencing hearing, for lying to F.B.I. agents, the judge had a similar message on Wednesday for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Follow the law. It was one of two court decisions this week making clear that the Trump administration was overstepping its powers to restrict the granting of asylum.


White House moves toward government shutdown, vowing 'whatever is necessary' to secure money for a border wall

Los Angeles Times:
December 16, 2018

The Trump administration signaled Sunday that it would not compromise to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of this week, with senior White House policy advisor Stephen Miller declaring that “we’re going to do whatever is necessary” to secure money for the president’s much-vaunted border wall.


Guajardo descarta riesgo de que demócratas en EU bloqueen T-MEC

El Financiero:
November 10, 2018

La firma del T-MEC está prevista para el 30 de noviembre en Buenos Aires, Argentina, a pesar de que el Congreso en Estados Unidos sea mayoritariamente del partido Demócrata, aseguró el secretario de Economía Ildefonso Guajardo


‘Dreamers’ Win Round in Legal Battle to Keep DACA

The New York Times:
November 8, 2018

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s attempt to revoke deportation protections for some 700,000 young “Dreamers” who were brought into the United States illegally as children


Congreso de EU se acerca a nueva batalla por fondos para muro fronterizo con México

El Financiero:
November 8, 2018

Cuando el Congreso de Estados Unidos vuelva a reunirse el 13 de noviembre, tendrá menos de un mes de plazo para sancionar la financiación de partes del gobierno federal y posiblemente confrontará por los fondos para construir el muro propuesto ...


Trump moves to sharply restrict asylum, as major immigration issues head toward Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times:
November 8, 2018

The Trump administration announced a major new effort to restrict people from claiming asylum at the U.S. border, setting up a legal battle over the president’s authority over immigration


Lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless stopping of buses by border agents

The Washington Post:
November 8, 2018

Lawyers for a California woman asked a state judge Thursday to order Greyhound Lines to stop allowing federal immigration agents to board its buses and demand identification and proof of citizenship from passengers.


ICE agent gets a year in prison for helping Mexican national gain reentry to U.S.

Los Angeles Times:
November 6, 2018

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent convicted of helping a Mexican national with multiple felony convictions reenter the country illegally was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison, officials said..


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