Central American migrants

The surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice it has long mocked as "catch and release."
Eric Gay/AP Photo
April 02, 2019 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his threats to shut the southern border this week as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president's urge for action, like stopping only foot traffic at certain crossings. Facing a surge of...
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Family members pay their final respects to 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin during a memorial service in her grandparent's home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
Oliver de Ros/AP Photo
December 24, 2018 - 1:31 pm
UPDATED: 9:20 p.m. ___ SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — The tiny white coffin carrying the body of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while in U.S. custody ended its somber journey home in the pre-dawn hours Monday in a dusty hamlet 220 miles north of the capital. Villagers wept and...
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A Honduran migrant converses with U.S border agents on the other side of razor wire after they fired tear gas at migrants pressuring to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
November 27, 2018 - 7:55 am
By Christopher Sherman, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border...
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Migrants walk up a riverbank at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past a line of Mexican police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the U.S.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
November 26, 2018 - 8:04 am
By Christopher Sherman, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some...
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November 24, 2018 - 11:25 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. The deal was...
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(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 11, 2018 - 10:43 pm
IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Local Mexican officials again helped thousands of Central American migrants find rides Sunday on the latest leg of their journey toward the U.S. border. At a toll plaza to the west of the central Mexico city of Queretaro, where the group spent Saturday night, police...
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A group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long march to the office of the United Nations' humans rights body in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
November 09, 2018 - 11:07 am
UPDATED: 3:40 p.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked...
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Marco Ugarte/AP
November 04, 2018 - 1:32 pm
ISLA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push toward the United States on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the main caravan, which is entering a treacherous part of its journey through Mexico. The majority...
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(AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
October 28, 2018 - 10:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 700,000 immigrants are waiting on applications to become U.S. citizens, a process that once typically took about six months but has stretched to more than two years in some places under the administration of President Donald Trump. The long wait times have prompted some...
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Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. rest in a park after arriving to Huixtla, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
AP Photo/Moises Castillo
October 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants awoke Tuesday in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, some weary, foot-sore and coughing, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border. The caravan,...
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