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AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country. The dramatic move will likely have the biggest impact on Guatemalans and Hondurans, who must pass through Mexico to reach the U.S. by...

Bukele defends Salvador on migration, crime, raps neighbors

Jul. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's new president said his country is trying to reduce irregular migration and fight crime and drug trafficking, and deserves to be treated differently than nearby countries. In remarks late Monday, Nayib Bukele called on Washington not to lump his country in with...

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

Jul. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president's most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in...

The Latest: Mexico 'does not agree' with new US asylum rule

Jul. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's new rule for Central American migrants seeking U.S. asylum (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says his country "does not agree with any measure that limits access to asylum. That was a reference to...

Mexico extends $100 million reforesting program to Honduras

Jul. 8, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Monday it will extend a reforestation program to Honduras, and increase funding to $100 million to create jobs in Central America and stem migration from the region. Mexico had already announced a $30 million tree-planting program for El Salvador and that money is presumably...

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration

Jul. 7, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston. Among them is Catracho's, a modest Honduran eatery recently purchased by...

Dubon's singular journey leads from Honduras to majors

Jul. 7, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon's ascent to the big leagues has been unusual. Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers prospect became the first. The rest is more complicated. It's a matter of perspectives, and Dubon has had many....

Survivors from Honduras fishing boat sinking tell of fears

Jul. 4, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Survivors of the sinking of two Honduran fishing boats that claimed at least 27 lives said Thursday they thought they also were going to perish. "The only thing we could think at that moment is that we were going to die there, but God is great," said Dexin Ordónez, one of...

Honduran fishing boat sinks; 27 dead, 9 missing, 55 rescued

Jul. 3, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A fishing vessel sank during bad weather Wednesday in the Caribbean off Honduras' northern coast, and at least 27 fishermen were known dead, the Central American country's military said. Nine people remained missing and 55 others had been rescued. José Domingo Meza, a...

Central American officials avoid focus on immigration

Jul. 3, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — From the steps of his church in this Guatemalan border town, the Rev. Fernando Cuevas has watched the flow of migrants evolve from massive caravans that filled the nearby plaza to small groups of families arriving by bus to scramble aboard rafts waiting to carry them to Mexico....