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.
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating kids from parents ended in June of 2018, after massive outrage. But Andrea and her sisters are among more than 950 kids the ACLU now claims were taken from parents after that date.
In last three months, ICE has released some 107,000 migrant parents and children in Texas, Arizona and California, many without next steps in place. Shelters, churches and volunteers have stepped in to help these families get to their next destinations. Most are trying to join relatives and friends elsewhere.
A motel and a monastery are among pop-up shelters that have opened in the last six months in Arizona to house a rising number of migrants from Central America entering the United States to seek asylum.
A court injunction and presidential order last year were supposed to end the practice. But Border Patrol is still deciding to separate hundreds of families as new reports and Congressional hearings shed light on the controversial practice.
Honduras has for years been one of the world's most murderous countries. In 2018, thousands of people sought to flee the violence and poverty by joining other migrants in hopes of making it to safety across the Mexico-US border. The country grabbed international attention as US President Donald Trump cracked down on illegal immigration.
The new leaders of Honduras are under intense pressure from the United States and other nations after a military coup. The country's new president says the move was legal. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Frances Robles who is in the capital Tegucigalpa.
Honduras' interim president said talks may begin Saturday to address the political crisis enveloping the country since the military deposed the country's sitting president two weeks ago. Anchor Jeb Sharp gets the latest from Director Jennifer McCoy.
The stand-off in Honduras entered day five today. Deposed president Manuel Zelaya is holed up inside the Brazilian embassy. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Andres Conter of the US-based non-profit group Nonviolence International who's in the embassy,.
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and his political opponents have signed off on an agreement that will allow him to return to office and create a power-sharing government. Katy Clark finds out more from Andres Conteris, of Democracy Now en Espanol.
A year ago Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped by the Honduran military. He made a dramatic return by sneaking back into the country. These days Zelaya is living in exile in the Dominican Republic. Reporter Enrique Rivera reports.