I have been visiting detainees for over five years. A month ago, I started visiting Maria A. She was petitioning for asylum and had been trying to connect with an attorney that could represent her pro bono. Maria had decided to request a hold on her deportation and […]
The pursuit of The American Dream has propelled Central American migrant caravans on a perilous journey to the U.S. border. Once in Tijuana, members of the caravan face endless waiting periods to meet with immigration agents of the United States. After sleeping in the streets, staying in overcrowded […]
Three months ago, Juan Alberto Matheu, a Honduran father, made the difficult decision to leave Honduras on foot to get to the U.S. border to ask for asylum. Juan Alberto is part of the caravan that left Honduras two months ago in search of hope for a […]
Costa Rica is on the Verge of a Migratory Crisis as 1,000s of Nicaraguans Apply for Refugee and Political Protections.
Costa Rica is on the verge of a migration crisis. The violence in Nicaragua has led thousands of its people to seek refuge, food, and shelter in the neighboring country of Costa Rica. Nicaraguans are a displaced people on the rise. A bulk of them are young university […]
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 […]
“You Cannot Separate me from My Children!”A Mother & Father Detail Separation from Their Children at the Border
Photo credit: Associated Press. A migrant father and child, who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants, rest waiting for access to request asylum in the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico ***************************** While the Trump administration stated that their policy is to only separate families when that […]
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength. Welcome to Canada.” Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau Offers Support to Refugees With “Welcome to Canada” Tweet Over the past year, Canada has experienced an unprecedented wave of […]
Migrantes realizan Viacrucis por México. Credito foto. Luis Gonzalez On March 25, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. thousands of central Americans, including children, babies, adults, families and even grandparents, embarked on foot on a migrant viacrucis headed to the United States. Their journey is described as a viacrucis, or way […]
Photo: John Moore/Getty Images. Published in Politica para Mi. After one month and one day of travel on foot, bus, train, and multiple shelters stop, the caravan of migrants seeking asylum to the United States completed their journey from Tapachula in the frontier with Guatemala, to the border of […]
“Private” crimes of domestic violence, gender violence and femicide in Central America are upheld by government and legal structures that protect aggressors through impunity and intimidate women into silence or flight. For the women who attempt to leave and to report the crimes, the price is often death.
Noticias la Verdad. Femicidio en Mejico. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that victims of domestic violence generally won’t qualify for asylum requests in the United States. He has argued that such claims are private matters, not political ones and that the issues are arbitrary. What he should know […]