The Coronavirus Is Spreading Through Latin America, But Mexico’s President Is Still Out There Kissing Children
As the region steps up its fight against the virus, Mexico is taking a slow approach. For its top official, it’s almost business as usual.
Women in Mexico, angry over growing gender violence, are taking unprecedented measures — like a national strike — but things may well get worse before they get better.
An Asylum-Seeker Who Was Kidnapped And Tortured With Acid Begged US Border Officers Not To Send Her Back. They Did Anyway.
For about 12 days she was kept inside a dirty home, occasionally fed old food, and assaulted. And then her 10-year-old daughter saw a way to escape.
Federal Judges Have Stopped Their Own Ruling That Blocked The Trump Administration From Forcing Immigrants To Wait In Mexico
“An emergency stay at 10 p.m on a Friday is unnecessarily adding to confusion and chaos,” said one asylum officer.
A Venezuelan Dad Was Allowed Into The US, But His 18-Year-Old Daughter Was Sent Back To Mexico Alone
"The whole reason I went back to Venezuela was to get her because her life is worth more than mine and now she's alone in Mexico," Branly said.
“He tells me we can’t look back. ‘We have to push forward together.’”
The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we're exporting Trump-era cruelty too.
As a formerly undocumented Mexican immigrant, I’ve longed for more books telling our stories to be published and celebrated. Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt is not what I was hoping for.
The Homeland Security Inspector General Is Reviewing Two Controversial Trump Administration Immigration Programs
The two programs, aimed at asylum-seekers coming from Mexico and Central America, speed up the amount of time they have between being detained and their initial hearing.
“It is beyond nonsensical to force people who don’t speak Spanish to live in Mexico for an unknown period while they seek asylum,” one expert said.
The move had been met with criticism and anger from immigrant advocates and politicians.
In recent weeks, at least four people have been sent back to Mexico after being granted asylum, an attorney told BuzzFeed News.
"I am worried that people are going to die," one health care provider told BuzzFeed News.
Asylum Officers Were Told Of Killings And Violence In Guatemala. They Were Ordered To Send People There Anyway.
The research provided by the government to asylum officers confirmed some of their worst fears about sending people to the Central American country.
The Trump Administration Will Deport People Seeking Asylum In The US To Guatemala Without Them Seeing A Lawyer First
The Department of Homeland Security began the secret and controversial deportation process Wednesday. BuzzFeed News obtained new details of how it might work.
The Controversial Group Behind The GoFundMe Border Wall Is Building A Second One In Texas. Officials Say It's Undocumented.
"We found out because the We Build the Wall morons were posting videos."
US Border Officials Pressured Asylum Officers To Deny Entry To Immigrants Seeking Protection, A Report Finds
A DHS report obtained by BuzzFeed News found the controversial Trump program to keep asylum-seekers in Mexico has caused significant issues at the border.
An Immigration Hardliner Was Just Elevated To The No. 2 Position In Trump’s Homeland Security Department
“This is another end run around proper procedures by the Trump administration,” said one US citizenship official.
The Trump Administration Is Proposing To Become One Of Just Four Countries In The World To Charge A Fee For Asylum
“This rule shows their true colors," a former US Citizenship and Immigration Services official said.
“It’s another brick in the virtual wall they are creating to block asylum-seekers from entering the US,” an analyst said.
"I hope people find in these pictures a sense of community, and can see the beauty that radiates from Chicanx people."
"If I come back and see kids, I’m going to take them."
The 2-year-old boy, who died on Saturday, is the 20th child to die at the US–Mexico border this year.
"I really hope people will see these pictures and think about why we build barriers and how we can maybe let down a few in our spaces."
"This is an injustice," said one asylum-seeker.
Mexicans now make up 47% of undocumented immigrants, the first time they have not been a majority since 1965.
Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and others were expected to be affected by the restrictions.
Brenda Rivera and her three children are fleeing Honduras, but every step of the way face new hurdles because of Trump's anti-immigrant policies. BuzzFeed News followed her journey.
A Surge Of Immigration Judges Are Expected To Handle The Cases Of Thousands Forced To Wait In Mexico
“This will wreak havoc on court dockets across the country," said one immigration court official.
“After being quite accommodating for some time, Mexico is finally drawing some lines.”