Category Archives: Migration

Uptick in border arrests surprises feds

AP – The Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 immigrant families and unaccompanied children caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August. Since the start of the fiscal year in October, border agents have arrested more than 35,000 children traveling alone and more than 34,500 families, mostly mothers and children.

http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/9133276-74/border-families-august#axzz3mTzQzMJE

U.S.-bound Central Am migrants decrease dramatically

Migrants in desertCCTV – The U.S. government says the number of Central American migrants trying to cross into the United States has dramatically declined during the last quarter of 2014 and through the first couple of months of this year. Immigration experts say the drop is due to Mexico’s efforts to confront the child migrant crisis.

http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/07/21/us-mexico-border-seeing-reduction-in-illegal-migration

Female boxer’s greatest fight – navigating border

Boxer Leslie HernandezFox News Latino – Leslie Hernandez’s dream came true when Mexico asked her to box for her native country in the 2016 Olympics. But she had been living in the U.S. illegally since she was a child and she couldn’t go back to Mexico without risking a dangerous and illegal crossing to return to her family north of the border.

With several people lobbying on her behalf, Hernandez finally obtained a visa from the U.S. to go back and practice with her teammates. But by the time she got it, several of the Mexican Olympic qualifying boxing tournaments had passed or been cancelled.

Today, she is working with Mexico to find new qualifying tournaments. But they will require new visas, and she’s not sure she can make all the requirements line up.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2015/06/29/female-boxer-olympic-dream-faces-toughest-fight-navigating-us-mexico-border/

Central Am migrants targeted in two attacks

TeleSur – Over 220 Central American migrants were violently attacked in two different instances in Mexico and according to Mexican newspaper Excelsior only about 60 managed to escape alive. In one case, survivors of the attack say they were shot at by men in military uniforms. In the other case, they were brutally attacked by unidentified people armed with rifles, pistols and machetes.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/160-Migrants-Feared-Dead-in-Mexico-after-Being-Attacked-20150618-0001.html

Deported to Mexico, a lost generation

“The first three months felt like someone had died. The grief was so strong,” said Maggie Loredo in her family shop in San Luis Potosí. She was deported from Georgia at 18. (Adam Wiseman/The Observer)
“The first three months felt like someone had died. The grief was so strong,” said Maggie Loredo in her family shop in San Luis Potosí. She was deported from Georgia at 18. (Adam Wiseman/The Observer)

By Nina Lakhani / The Guardian

For the children of undocumented Mexican migrants in the United States, life demands secrecy. They learn to navigate between the two cultures while hiding their illegal status. After a few years, they often feel, look and sound so American, they can forget that, in the eyes of the law, they are aliens.

But they are, and they can be arrested at any moment.

At least 500,000 young adults who grew up in the US have been deported or have decided to return to Mexico in the past decade.

For years, little was known about what happened to these youngsters, but a picture is now emerging of a well-educated, bilingual, bicultural group whose traumas and talents are being ignored.

http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/may/17/deported-to-mexico-immigration-america