Border agents encounter record numbers of migrant families

Texas 03/13/19, 11:14

Border Patrol Agent Joe Romero looks across into Anapra, Mexico, his gaze fixed on a woman and two children walking with determination past Monument One, an official border marker for the spot where New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua converge. "If you don't mind turning yourself in, this is a great place ...

US-Mexico border arrests fall in January, 2nd straight drop

U.S. 02/08/19, 11:29

The number of people arrested or stopped for immigration violations at the U.S. border with Mexico eased in January. It's a relatively small decline in line with seasonal trends.Customs and Border Protection says it made 58,207 arrests or denials of entry. That's a 4 percent drop from December but a ...

Bukele wins El Salvador presidency vowing to end corruption

America 02/04/19, 00:05

A youthful former mayor of the capital easily won El Salvador's presidency, getting more votes than his three rivals combined to usher out the two parties that dominated politics for a quarter century in the crime-plagued Central America nation.The Supreme Electoral Court declared Nayib Bukele the winner late Sunday, saying ...

Salvadoran front-runner seeks to end decades of 2-party rule

America 02/03/19, 00:03

Salvadorans will choose Sunday from among a handful of presidential candidates all promising to end corruption, stamp out gang violence and create more jobs with the front-runner hoping to end three decades of two-party rule in the country.The Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies, a think tank based in Guatemala, ...

Interview: El Salvador’s leading candidate targets graft

America 01/31/19, 00:01

Salvadorans have watched as internationally sponsored investigative bodies in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras brought high-profile cases that took down corrupt politicians and businesspeople. Nayib Bukele wants to give his compatriots their own version of that.Bukele, a young businessman and former mayor of El Salvador's capital, is the front-runner in Sunday's ...

Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

U.S. 01/24/19, 03:03

Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. illegally. Residents also were on edge about an hour's drive north, where ...

Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally

U.S. 01/23/19, 18:26

Prosecutors in northern Nevada were preparing to charge a 19-year-old from El Salvador with killing four people as investigators looked for links between the victims and the man in the U.S. illegally, authorities said Wednesday. "They're continuing to look at, 'How were these cases connected?'" Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said ...

Update: Murder charges being prepared in Nevada killings

U.S. 01/23/19, 14:56

The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding to the immigration debate (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Prosecutors in two northern Nevada counties say they are preparing murder charges against a 19-year-old from El ...

Update: Man linked to 4 killings was from El Salvador

U.S. 01/22/19, 13:06

The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding fuel to the immigration debate (all times local): 12:15 p.m. One of four people in Nevada who authorities say were killed by a man suspected of ...

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

America 01/16/19, 20:40

More than 1,700 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Over 1,700 migrants passed through the Agua Caliente border crossing under the watchful eyes of about 200 police and soldiers. ...

Salvadoran seeks sanctuary, 9 miles from White House

U.S. 12/20/18, 14:14

When December 10th came, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez did not go back to El Salvador as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had ordered. Instead, she got herself a room just 9 miles away from the White House. The Salvadoran became the first unauthorized immigrant to get refuge inside a religious institution of ...

Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

U.S. 12/17/18, 14:03

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden. Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter plane ...

Spanish-language reporter wins temporary stay of deportation

U.S. 11/15/18, 17:36

An appeals court has granted a two-week reprieve for a Spanish-language reporter facing deportation after he was arrested while covering an immigration rally in Tennessee.A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday barred the U.S. government from removing Manuel Duran to El Salvador before Nov. ...

In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

World 10/24/18, 15:57

Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. There is even a Facebook page and a WhatsApp chat encouraging Salvadorans to form a caravan of their own, though it is not yet known whether one will ...

Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

Politics 10/22/18, 09:24

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing" aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border. Trump tweets: "Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and ...

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