David Agren Special to USA TODAY Published 7:09 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 HUIXTLA, Mexico — The caravan of Central American migrants set out from this southern Mexican city in the predawn hours on Wednesday, inching up the coastal highway in the state of Chiapas toward the municipality of Mapastepec, roughly 40 miles away. The mass of migrants ambling along the highway didn’t seem to know where they would end up on this day, but they do know their desired destination: the United States. With U.S. midterm elections less than two weeks away, the caravan has become a hot political issue that President Donald Trump has pounced on to drive home his administration’s strict border security policies. In response to the caravan, Trump has vowed to send U.S. troops to meet the migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, threatened to further cut U.S. aid to Central American countries and accused Democrats and left-leaning groups of financially-backing the … [Read more...] about Tracking the migrant caravan: Traveling town to town in quest for U.S.
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Sergio Bustos USA TODAY Published 11:44 PM EDT Oct 18, 2018 The Trump administration on Thursday night welcomed a Mexican government plan to work with the United Nations refugee agency to deal with a controversial caravan of Honduran migrants — fleeing poverty and violence — before they can make their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. The caravan of migrants, who number anywhere between 1,500 to 4,000 people, has angered President Donald Trump. This week, he threatened the governments in Central America and Mexico if they failed to deal with the situation. A top Mexican official said Thursday night that his government will ask the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to help identify “legitimate” asylum claims from Hondurans who are part of the caravan making its way through his country’s southern border en route to the U.S. Under the Mexican government’s plan, those migrants whose asylum claims get rejected would be immediately repatriated to … [Read more...] about U.S. supports Mexico, UN plan for caravan of Honduran migrants
Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 11:30 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 CHICAGO — Two children from Brazil who were separated from their fathers after they tried to enter the U.S. to seek asylum have sued the federal government over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy meant to dissuade undocumented migrants from attempting to make their way into the U.S. The boys, ages 9 and 15, who along with their fathers were detained in separate incidents last month at the Mexico border., were flown to Chicago and placed in the care of Heartland Alliance, an organization that aids migrants, according to the lawsuits. They’ve asked the court to immediately reunite with their dads. The separate lawsuits, both filed by immigration advocates on their behalf in federal court in Chicago, describe the boys as fraught with fear and depression since being separated from their fathers weeks ago. President Trump signed an order Wednesday pledging the government … [Read more...] about Boys sue after being separated from dads at U.S. border by Trump ‘zero tolerance’ policy
Is the U.S. better off trying to shape the world as party to an imperfect international accord, or as an outsider insisting on better terms?One lesson from the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 ought to be: Rejecting ideas from allies merely opens the door to alternatives over which the U.S. will have zero control. This wisdom is newly relevant, not only because President Donald Trump is chipping away at the Iran nuclear deal. Today the U.S. frets about increasing Chinese influence in Asia and beyond — and half-heartedly toys with the idea of maybe, potentially, kinda sorta considering joining the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership.With some emerging markets once again under pressure from a stronger dollar and rising U.S. interest rates, there are echoes of two decades ago, when panic spread through Asian economies. Global powers responded, with mixed results. It’s worth reflecting on what worked and what didn’t, and what never got a chance to succeed.The need for an … [Read more...] about What the U.S. Didn’t Learn From the Asian Financial Crisis
TIJUANA, Mexico -- About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at two migrant shelters just steps from one of the most fortified stretches of border separating the U.S. from Mexico. They joined another 50 or so who arrived in Tijuana over the last week or two. Four more busloads of about 200 Central Americans -- mostly women and children but including some men -- were expected to arrive in Tijuana Wednesday, said Alex Mensing, project coordinator for Pueblos Sin Fronteras, which is organizing the effort. U.S. lawyers planned to lead clinics later this week on U.S. asylum law to tell the immigrants what to expect when they seek asylum. The first groups plan to try to enter the U.S. on Sunday at San Diego's border crossing. Mr. Trump and senior aides have portrayed the … [Read more...] about “Caravan” of migrants reaches U.S. border