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  • AMLO sees migrant caravans “waning”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/04/2020 9:06:25 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2020 | Jeff Abbott
    U.S. President Donald Trump's administration stepped up deportations of Guatemalans in 2019, doubling the number of migrants sent back from the United States a decade earlier, data from the Central American country showed on Friday. Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a major policy focus and has continued to press the issue in the run-up to the November U.S. presidential election. Last year, the United States deported 54,547 people to Guatemala on 486 flights, the highest since at least 2007, according to data from the Guatemalan Institute of Migration. In 2009, the year Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama...
  • Remarks by President Trump and President Morales of the Republic of Guatemala Before Bilateral Meeting

    12/18/2019 12:33:24 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | December 17, 2019 | Whitehouse
    Oval Office 2:16 P.M. EST PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to have President Jimmy Morales and Mrs. Morales — MRS. MORALES: Thank you. PRESIDENT TRUMP: — of Guatemala with us. We’ve had a tremendous relationship over the last two years, on the border. We’ve signed agreements with Guatemala that have been tremendous in terms of really both countries, but our country, with respect to illegals coming into our country. We just can’t have it. And it’s been very much slowed up. Guatemala has been terrific. Honduras, El Salvador, likewise, have been excellent. And, as...
  • Six arrested in Green Lake County sex trafficking bust, police say (WI)

    12/12/2019 6:29:17 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | December 11, 2019 | Logal Rude
    MANCHESTER, Wis. - The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office has arrested six people in connection with a sex trafficking case, according to a news release. Law enforcement officials said they received a 911 call Nov. 28 from a juvenile on the run. According to police, she had escaped from a residence where she was being sex trafficked. Police said she was able to provide information that allowed police to start an investigation. Police executed a search warrant on Nov. 29 at W2964 County Line Road in Manchester, Wisconsin, where they seized multiple items of evidence believed to be connected to...
  • Border apprehensions dropped in November for 6th consecutive month, per DHS data

    12/08/2019 12:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement apprehended or turned away 42,649 migrants at the southern border in November, according to preliminary data reviewed by Fox News -- a sixth month of declines that the administration is hailing as proof that the set of policies and initiatives to combat the border crisis is working. The numbers (33,510 apprehended and 9,139 deemed inadmissible) represented a decline of roughly six percent since October, and a drop of over 70 percent since the height of the crisis in May, when more than 144,000 migrants were encountered. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data showed that the number...
  • ICE Catches Alleged Child Sexual Predator Repeatedly Released By Philadelphia Police

    12/01/2019 9:52:31 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | November 30, 2019 | Jason Hopkins
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were able to arrest an illegal alien accused of sexual abuse against children after local police refused to honor an ICE detainer and twice released him from their custody. The Philadelphia Police Department arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, a Guatemalan national living in the U.S. illegally, on two different occasions on charges relating to the sexual abuse of children. Both times, federal immigration authorities lodged a detainer request for Moran-Espinoza, but both times, Philadelphia Police ignored their requests and released him back into the community ... “We are seeing politicians put their political agendas above the...
  • Brotherly Love? Philadelphia Releases Serial Child Rapist Illegal Alien *Twice* Despite Detainer

    11/30/2019 8:18:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Some good, but still sobering news comes to us from the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). First the good news. They just arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, an illegal alien from Guatemala who was wanted on a laundry list of charges, primarily having to do with sexual assaults on minors and trafficking in child pornography. Then there’s the sobering news. The Philadelphia Police Department had already arrested and then released Moran twice this year, despite ICE having filed a detainer for him both times. (ICE.gov) Nov. 27, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present Guatemalan national...
  • The Most Important News Story Right Now Isn’t Impeachment, It’s The Crisis In Mexico

    11/21/2019 8:49:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/21/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    Two important and interrelated news stories largely passed under the radar Wednesday as the House impeachment hearings continued to dominate the headlines. Both stories concern the deteriorating state of affairs in Mexico and have huge implications for immigration, the southwest border, and U.S. national security. It’s a shame more Americans aren’t paying attention.The first was a report from BuzzFeed that as of Wednesday the Trump administration began carrying out a controversial plan to deport asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras—not to their home countries, but to Guatemala, which the administration has designated a “safe third country,” meaning that migrants...
  • Asylum Seekers at U.S. Southern Border Can Now Be Sent to Guatemala Instead

    11/19/2019 1:06:31 PM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2019 | Michelle Hackman
    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration’s asylum pact with Guatemala took effect Tuesday, paving the way for the U.S. to begin sending asylum seekers who arrive at the southern border to ask for protection in Guatemala instead. The Department of Homeland Security formally published the procedure it will follow—as soon as this week—to send the asylum seekers to third countries with whom the U.S. has struck asylum agreements. The U.S. signed the asylum deal with Guatemala in July, and signed similar pacts with El Salvador and Honduras in September. The administration is still working to implement the latter two deals. People from those...
  • Impeachment/Coup Collapse? [Weekly Update]

    11/15/2019 5:44:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 15, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Impeachment About Nothing FBI Emails Dispute Clinton’s Claim about Sending Classified Information Obama and the UN Undermined Elected Government in Guatemala Impeachment About Nothing Our video Weekly Update gives you my latest take on the Coup Cabal show trial hearing this week. Suffice it to say here the corrupted case for impeachment suffered major setbacks this week. There was no direct, or indirect evidence, of any misconduct by President Trump. In fact, none of the witnesses ever communicated with President Trump. This is why I’ve been calling this the “Gossip Girl Impeachment.” So as the case for impeachment against...
  • Grover Norquist to Newsmax: Immigration Reform ‘Completely Doable’ (completely barfable)

    07/17/2013 7:52:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 05:26 PM | Todd Beamon and John Bachman
    Republicans are moving comprehensive immigration reform forward on Capitol Hill because “we understand it’s solid for the economy,” conservative activist Grover Norquist declares in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview. “Immigration is America’s number one economic asset,” Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, tells Newsmax. “The rest of the world can’t do that. We can have every smart person we want; every high-skilled person we want. A lot of young people just starting out unskilled—as all Americans do when they’re born here—come to this country, and so the business community is for immigration. Big businesses, small businesses, high-tech, low-tech, the...
  • In Guatemala, lenders supported by USAID and the World Bank are now funding illegal migration

    11/04/2019 5:04:28 PM PST · by KingofZion · 4 replies
    the Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2019 | Kevin Seiff
    The winding roads into the valley of Nebaj are lined with advertisements for cheap loans. Banks and cooperatives and microfinance operations make their pitches: “Credit in three days.” “Funding for your small business.” “We’ve lowered our interest rates!” U.S. officials have long touted the power of finance to lift people out of poverty — and backed loans to farmers and small-business owners across the developing world. But here in the Guatemala Highlands, the epicenter of the country’s migrant exodus, those loans often fund a different activity, the region’s most profitable: Smuggling migrants north to the United States. Over the past...
  • Three men dead after crashing into security barrier at Robins Air Force Base

    10/05/2019 7:31:05 PM PDT · by cincinnati65 · 103 replies
    13WMAZ ^ | 10/5/19 | Becky Purser
    Three men were killed Friday night when they crashed a vehicle into a barrier activated by a security forces gate sentry at Robins Air Force Base, according to a base news release. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the FBI have been asked to help in identifying the men, said Houston Coroner Danny Galpin. The men had no identification on them, said Galpin, who was summoned to the crash scene. The incident unfolded about 9:30 p.m. when a vehicle approached the Russell Parkway gate that is an entrance way onto the base, according the release. The driver failed...
  • AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY THE THREE MEN KILLED IN A CAR CRASH AT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE

    10/07/2019 1:54:40 PM PDT · by devane617 · 39 replies
    41nbc.com ^ | 10/07/2019 | WARNER ROBINS (41NBC/WMGT)
    Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin identified the men as: Yanny Perez-Perez Adar Lopez-Morales Evelio Perez Galpin says 20-year-old Yanny was the only casualty with a verifiable age. Galpin also says the men were from Guatemala. Authorities say the incident happened on Robins Russell Parkway around 9:30 p.m. A press release from Robins Air Force Base states that the car failed to stop as it approached the gate. Gate security activated a barrier and the car crashed into the barrier after the driver accelerated through the gate.