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Meydi Guzman, right, a Crystal Lake Central High School senior who was in U.S. Immigration and Customs custody for several months, embraces friends as she is welcomed back at the home of school counselor Sara Huser on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Crystal Lake, Ill. Guzaman's supporters plan to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)

Chicago-area student freed from immigrant detention center

Feb. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school student was released from a southern Illinois immigrant detention center with supporters planning to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras. Meydi Guzman, 18, was granted bond Wednesday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Sara...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020 file photo, migrants line up behind an Honduran flag at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The European Union said on Thursday, Feb. 13, that it's donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras find living-wage jobs and better integrate into society. The announcement in Mexico City on Thursday came as the number of asylum seekers in Mexico in particular has skyrocketed. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

EU, others work on refugee job development in Latin America

Feb. 13, 2020 6:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The European Union says it is donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras find living-wage jobs and better integrate into society. The announcement in Mexico City on Thursday came as the number of asylum seekers in Mexico in particular...

Honduran national police chief accused of money laundering

Feb. 11, 2020 6:39 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities arrested the head of the national police Tuesday, accusing him and his wife of money laundering. Officials arrested Leonel Luciano Sauceda and his wife, Patricia Sbeltlana Estrada, on money laundering charges. They said in a statement that the couple was...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019 file photo, United States Border Patrol officers return a group of migrants back to the Mexico side of the border as Mexican immigration officials check the list, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions, according to a report released Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Salvador Gonzalez, File)

Report highlights dangers for asylum seekers in Mexican city

Feb. 11, 2020 5:53 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions, according to a report released Tuesday. Doctors Without Borders said that last September,...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019 file photo, Alexandra Hill Tinoco, Minister of Foreign Affairs for El Salvador speaks during a joint news conference with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan at the US Customs and Border Protection Headquarters in Washington. El Salvador is not ready to receive asylum seekers from the United States and will not accept them until it can offer them the necessary protections and support, Hill Tinoco said Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

El Salvador says it's not ready to receive asylum seekers

Feb. 5, 2020 8:50 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador is not ready to receive asylum seekers from the United States and will not accept them until it can offer them the necessary protections and support, Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco said Wednesday. El Salvador is one of three Central American governments...

1 dead, 81 hurt as truck carrying migrants crashes in Mexico

Feb. 4, 2020 4:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A truck loaded with Central American migrants crashed in southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing one and injuring dozens more, authorities said. Images posted online by Mexican media outlets showed the crumpled truck on the side of the road and health workers treating the injured at the...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to questions during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. Shortly before taking office Lopez Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers dubbed the “servants of the nation,” to canvass people who receive government benefits collecting their personal information in part to see if they might be eligible for yet more help from various programs promised during the campaign for the likes of farmers, the disabled, unemployed youth and the elderly. The effort alarmed opposition political parties who saw it as an attempt to illegally use public funds to promote López Obrador and his leftist Morena party.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

After crackdown, Mexico president sees caravans as waning

Jan. 31, 2020 2:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to emerge, but he sees the phenomenon which became a political football in the United States in recent years as waning. A week after armored National...

A female migrant carrying a child moves away from Mexican National Guards blocking the passage of a group of Central American migrants near Tapachula, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala Thursday after a days-long standoff with security forces. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican guardsmen break up migrant caravan along highway

Jan. 23, 2020 9:08 PM EST

FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Eight hundred Central American migrants were rounded up and hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway. The migrants had stopped for the day at a shaded...

Central American migrants stand in line for food at a temporary shelter for migrants set up by authorities in Tecun Uman, Guatemala on the border with Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, a location popular for migrants to cross from Guatemala to Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

Jan. 22, 2020 10:12 PM EST

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents. The goal of the migrants is to either to live and work in Mexico or continue on...

Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala, near Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S. on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

Jan. 21, 2020 11:18 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and...