Category: Guatemala

Guatemalan Doctors plan Nationwide Strike

“Those Who Save Your Lives, Make a Miserable Salary,” Guatemalan Doctors plan Nationwide Strike, August 13th

This coming August 13th, doctors across Guatemala plan to strike and suspend all consultations in health centers and hospitals. No medical services will be offered that day as a nationwide protest for salary improvements that have been neglected by the government for years. Health professionals who work for […]

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Family Separation

Immigration Expert Details Steps to Fight for Political Asylum and to Recover Children for Parents who have been Deported

What happens next for the families that have been reunited? This group now faces the fight for political asylum. What are the options for the parents who were separated from their children and were deported? Telemundo interviews an immigration expert. Dr. Alma Rosa Nieto, Immigration Attorney, spoke with […]

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charging migrant parents

The House and Senate speak out against charging migrant parents up to $8/min. to speak with their kids

Immigrants held in detention centers are being charged up to $ 8 per minute to make a phone call to talk to their children, from whom they have been separated by the authorities, under the Zero Tolerance policy. A group of 145 legislators led by Congressmen Jared Polis […]

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Parents are Charged for Reunification Costs

  Migrants have to pay out of their own pocket to reunite with their children, reports Noticiero Telemundo. The separated families and their advocates had assumed that the government would be responsible for covering the expenses to reunify the families since the Trump administration has opted to separate […]

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Central American leaders Meet to Plan Reunification of Separated Families and Campaign to Warn Migrants of the Dangers of Violating US Immigration Laws

This meeting followed a series of commitments assumed by the Presidents of the Republics of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras resulting from the official visit of the Vice President of the U.S., Mike Pence to Guatemala on June 28th to discuss regional interest in migration and security. […]

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Going Backward: Guatemalan Courts Reduce Penalties for Femicide Charges

The Constitutional Court of Guatemala (CC) has declared Article 6 of the Law Against Femicide and Other Forms of Violence against Women, as partially unconstitutional. A new resolution would allow the reduction of penalties for those who commit these crimes, which include the murder of women. Deputies of […]

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“We are with you and we will fight for your rights, #NoEstánSolos,” Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala.

Nasario Jacinto Carrillo faces the fight of his life. On May 16th, the US Border Patrol snatched Filomena Jacinto Velasquez-his 5-year-old daughter from his arms- after they crossed the US-Mexico border. Jacinto had migrated to the U.S. on May 7 with the intention of offering better living conditions […]

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Babies in detention centers and parents deported without them. How will reunification take place?

Lourdes de Leon and her son, Leo Jean Carlo De Leon Lopez, 6, in happier times. They were both detained by US authorities and separated. Lourdes signed a deportation order to Guatemala after being told it would speed up reunification. Leo remains detained in New York. Lourdes is desperate to reunite with him. She was … Continue reading Babies in detention centers and parents deported without them. How will reunification take place?

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