Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two Central American migrants who became lost on a ranch after illegally crossing the border in South Texas. Hebbronville Station agents received a report from the Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office shortly after midnight on February 3 about a migrant who called 911 and said he was lost. The migrant also advised that he suffers from diabetes, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.Utilizing GPS coordinates obtained by the local sheriff’s office, agents moved quickly to the area located about 30 miles from the Mexican border to conduct a search and rescue operation. The agents located the lost migrant after about an hour of searching. A U.S. Border Patrol agent trained as an Emergency Medical Technician evaluated the migrants and determined he needed to be transported to a hospital for treatment. The migrant informed the agents that he was a Guatemalan citizen who entered the U.S. illegally. He also told the agents he … [Read more...] about Central American Migrants Rescued After South Texas Border Crossing
After years of rape, beatings and persecution from notorious gangs in their home countries, 12 Central Americans fled to the United States last year to seek asylum. But then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had just issued a policy change: Domestic and gang violence would not be grounds for asylum. They sued, and in December, a federal judge said the policy change was "unlawful," and those individuals would get a second chance. But six of them had already been deported back to their native countries and ICE agents still haven't brought them back. Among the plaintiffs still stuck in Central America is Nora, an El Salvadorian women who survived years of beatings and rape by her partner, a known gang member. When Nora attempted to end the relationship in May of last year, her partner's gang targeted her, threatening to rape her and kill her children."In May, when Nora was walking home with her three young children, [her partner's friend] pursued her down the street and told her that he … [Read more...] about These Central Americans have a second chance at asylum after being “unlawfully” deported. First ICE needs to bring them back
Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico – A new caravan of some 1,800 Central Americans is making its way toward the U.S. They started crossing into Mexico from Guatemala late last week and continued arriving through the weekend. On a bridge near the border where you enter Mexico from Guatemala, the lines of migrants extend as far as you can see. They're waiting to be officially registered by the Mexican government, reports CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz. In a new process that started a week ago in preparation for the caravan, the Mexican government gives people wrist bands to register them, their identities are verified, and five days later they get humanitarian visas allowing them stay in Mexico for a year to work and to live. It's a stark contrast to last October when an earlier caravan that had more than 7,000 migrants at its height. The same bridge was packed and migrants jumped from the bridge to swim to Mexico. In that caravan, some 2,600 who reached the U.S. border and tried … [Read more...] about Mexico sets up new process for Central American migrants headed toward U.S.
Elliot Spagat and Delmer Martinez, Associated Press Updated 6:40 pm PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, a man holds on to the border wall along the beach, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 election has quietly dwindled to a few hundred people, with many of them having crossed into the U.S. or put down roots in Mexico. less FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, a man holds on to the border wall along the beach, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 ... more Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, … [Read more...] about Last year’s Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms
A group of Central American migrants being held in a Mexican immigration detention center in Mexicali began rioting Wednesday afternoon, requiring the deployment of police and troops. A group of 23 migrants pending deportation, primarily back to Honduras, began a riot on Wednesday by burning a mattress and causing damage to bathrooms, according to local reporting. Responding municipal fire personnel were unable to enter the facility because they were met with resistance by the migrants who began throwing objects and liquids while shouting they were members of “Los Maras.” The label is commonly used to identify the violent transnational criminal gang, the MS-13.Due to the violent behavior, state cops and elements of the Mexican Army were deployed. The center was eventually brought under control when riot police forcefully entered with stun grenades, according to confidential law enforcement sources. Many of the Central Americans were dealing with drug addiction problems … [Read more...] about Central Americans Riot in Mexican Immigration Detention Center