As the Supreme Court hears arguments around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, some DACA recipients are not waiting to see how the justices will rule. One woman moved to Canada in search of stability.
For the US, the deals with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to take back migrants are like a fortification, shielding the country from taking responsibility for people seeking international protection. They add yet another line of defense to other drastic measures the US has recently taken to keep them out.
In Oakland, Calif., there's a growing number of Guatemalan migrants and asylum seekers. Some speak an Indigenous language — Mam. One class offered at a community college helps English and Spanish speakers learn the language.
Under Friday's accord, Guatemala becomes a so-called "safe third country," turning it into a buffer zone for migrants trying to reach the United States, and potentially lifting applications for asylum in Guatemala from a few hundred a year to tens of thousands. Guatemala, however, isn't necessarily "safe."
Guatemala faces pressure from Washington to stop its citizens from migrating north to the US. But complying with American demands may be nearly impossible for a country where so many people rely on US remittances.
New York has long had one of the most favorable immigration courts in the nation for asylum-seekers, but the number of immigrants who are denied asylum has nearly doubled, as compared to four years ago.
Mexican drug traffickers have worked their way south into Guatemala. The Guatemalan army has been trying to beat them back. But some Guatemalans feel loyal to the cartels. Which have provided services that the government hasn't. Lorne Matalon reports.
The World's Carol Hills reports that Guatemala has just revised its adoption laws. The Central American country is second only to China as a source of babies for American families seeking to adopt. But the legal changes will likely reduce the number of foreign adoptions in Guatemala.
Reporter Jill Replogle takes us to a village on the shores of Central America's deepest lake, in Guatemala. Local residents in San Marcos la Laguna fear that as foreigners buy up local land, their village could suffer. San Marcos is on the shores of Lake Atitlan -- the answer to our Geo Quiz.
In Guatemala a majority of the population is Maya Indian. For centuries they have been excluded from national political and economic life, but today they're finding their voice in music. Reporter Mary Stucky profiles the Guatemalan rock band B'itzma.
The World's Jason Margolis has the latest in our series of reports on how the recession is affecting immigrants in California. Today, we focus on the immigrant nannies who work for the stars in Hollywood.