17 missionaries are among hundreds more kidnapped so far in 2021

Central America 10/18/21, 15:51

A Haitian criminal gang suspected of kidnapping 16 American missionaries and 1 Canadian allegedly did the same to many more earlier in the year. Authorities confirmed seven women, six men and five children are the latest Mawozo 400 abductees so far in 2021. They were abducted after visiting an orphanage they ...

Armed gang member suspected of abducting US missionaries

Central America 10/17/21, 16:47

Seventeen U.S. missionaries were kidnapped at gunpoint on Oct. 16. Authorities are investigating what appears to be a gang-style abduction of missionaries and loved ones in the Haitian capitol of Port-au-Prince. Haitian security officials claim an armed 400 Mawozo gang-member stopped the group during a bus trip to Toussaint Louverture International Airport. ...

10 Governors urge Biden to end border crisis, propose 10-point plan

Central America 10/07/21, 04:14

Republican governors on Wednesday, Oct. 6,  issued a 10-point proposal to end the border crisis, calling on the Biden administration to address the ongoing influx of migrants and change policies that they allege are fuelling those high numbers. "President Joe Biden has caused a humanitarian crisis and chaos on our border," ...

Legal battle: Appeal court allows Title 42 continuation

Central America 10/02/21, 04:14

U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Sept. 30 allowed the Biden administration to keep expelling illegal migrants due to COVID-19 risks. The border policy, known as Title 42, materialized under the Trump administration when the COVID-19 pandemic started to reveal its devastating power in March 2020.  Under the policy, officials can directly return ...

Biden’s special envoy to Haiti resigns over ‘inhumane’ deportations

Central America 09/24/21, 19:45

President Biden's Special Envoy for Haiti, Ambassador Daniel Foote, resigned Thursday, Sept. 23 amid a rise in Haitian migrants crossing the southern border, blasting the Biden administration's decision as "inhumane" and "counterproductive."In his resignation letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, first reported by PBS, Foote said he was retiring ...

Del Rio Port of Entry blocked due to migrant influx

Central America 09/19/21, 21:08

Thousands of migrants are still waiting under the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña. U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded by temporarily shutting down the infrastructure on Sept. 17. The federal agency that oversees U.S. borders closed the Del Rio Port of Entry, citing "urgent safety and security ...

Central American Minor Program resumes

Central America 09/15/21, 02:48

The Biden administration announced Monday, Sept. 13, that the Obama-era immigration program that allows Central American children to reunite with their parents in the U.S. had resumed taking applications. The Central American Minors (CAM) program grants refugee status to children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who have parents or guardians ...