Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:43
The United States and Mexico have apprehended nearly 1 million Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran migrants since 2010, deporting more than 800,000 of them, including more than 40,000 children. While the United States led in pace and number of apprehensions of Central Americans in 2010-2014, Mexico pulled ahead in 2015. Amid increasingly muscular enforcement by Mexico, U.S. apprehensions of Central Americans for fiscal 2015 to date have fallen by more than half compared to the prior year. Many of those who previously would have made it to the U.S. border and been apprehended by the Border Patrol now are being intercepted by Mexican authorities.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:31
Mexico is set to eclipse the U.S. for the first time in apprehensions of child migrants from Central America, reflecting its new role as an immigration enforcer, a report released Thursday shows.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 06:53
Seven US senators, including the pair from Massachusetts, urged Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday to intercede in the citizenship crisis in the Dominican Republic, expressing concern that thousands of Dominican-born people of Haitian descent still are not recognized as citizens.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:34
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force stopped a boat over the weekend carrying an estimated 100 Haitian migrants and handed the passengers to immigration authorities. Nearly 1,000 migrants have been arrested so far this year for trying to enter the Bahamas illegally.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 06:36
Officials estimate population at four camps in the south of Haiti is 2,000 and growing after people fled in response to strict new immigration policy.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:38
As Haiti and the Dominican Republic remain at an impasse over a brewing migration crisis, the head of a hemispheric mission that recently visited the island both nations share, is reiterating calls for the governments to talk.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:10
Concerns of a humanitarian emergency in Haiti are mounting as a growing number of Haitians returning to their country from neighboring Dominican Republic are living in rapidly growing tent cities with little resources.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 04:54
It’s not just organized crime members and common criminals who are robbing and extorting Central American migrants in Mexico. About one in five of the crimes against one of the most vulnerable populations in the nation is committed by the police and the military.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 13:06

The Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) has released a guide intended as a resource for Central American, Mexican, regional and U.S. civil society organizations and interested individuals to understand these changes in U.S. immigrationand foreign policy towards Central America and Mexico.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 06:36
The Dominican Republic’s government has renewed the citizenship of just 8,640 of the hundreds of thousands of Haitian immigrants who lost their legal status after a 2013 Dominican Supreme Court decision.