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Deportation

“Her phone and computer are her only links to a life that is no longer her own. Letty uses technology to stay close to loved ones after deportation.”

  Unexpectedly, Letty Stegall was deported to Mexico. Her husband Steve and her daughter Jennifer stayed in the family’s Kansas City home, now without her. The family was blindsided by her deportation and are trying to cope and stay as close as possible through technology. Every day, Letty […]

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“Minors, 12-14 years old, have partners who triple their age. Epidemic teen pregnancy is on the rise in Honduras.”

Honduras is the second country in Latin America with the highest number of teen pregnancies, states the Honduran press, La Prensa. The newspaper has been documenting an epidemic in teen pregnancies on the rise.  Lack of communication between parents and children is one of the reasons identified as […]

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Dozens of New Cases of Scabies and Chicken Pox have been reported in the Federal Prison of Victorville, California, where more than 600 Immigrants are Detained.

Anonymous complaints detailing abuses in federal prisons where immigrants are being held are on the rise. Dozens of cases of scabies and chicken pox have been reported in the federal prison of Victorville, California, where more than 600 undocumented people are jailed. Francisco Cuevas reports for Noticiero Telemundo: […]

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“I plan on breaking the mold for how traditional politics have operated in Mexico.” President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador outlines his 50 Points to combat corruption.

    President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the 50 guidelines that will govern the public service administration and eliminate corruption when Obrador assumes his role as President of Mexico: “I plan on breaking the mold for how traditional politics have operated in Mexico.” 50 Puntos:  The law […]

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“In The Last Years, Teaching Has Become One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In Honduras.” Teachers flood offices requesting transfers.

Anxiety and depression among teachers in Honduras are on the rise, reports El Heraldo. Psychologists and doctors in Honduras have reported a rise in complaints of anxiety, depression, and insomnia from teachers who fear going to work because they teach in areas considered high risk for gang activity. […]

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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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“To Live Happily in Honduras is a Child’s Right.” Honduras campaigns to stop Child Migration to the US.

“Thousands of Hondurans emigrate every year in search of work and opportunities abroad and go through the worst difficulties. That’s why we are working to help them and to guarantee that they receive the best attention from our consulates. I propose that we build a single Honduras for […]

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What are the challenges and opportunities facing military families and the best methods to support them?

The Committee on The Well-being of Military Families convened this past April 2018 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. for its 2nd meeting; an information-gathering session on the challenges and opportunities facing military families and the best methods to support them. Several of the panelists […]

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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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