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When asked by NBC News' Lester Holt if she was going to visit the border, Harris replied, “This whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border. Still smarting from the U.S. failure to defeat the Chinese-backed Communist forces in Vietnam, Reagan decided El Salvador was the place to finally stop communism in its tracks. (A popular 1980s sticker reading “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” painted an accurate picture of the U.S. policy in the region.) If Harris went in looking for “root causes,” she missed the elephant in the room by not looking in the mirror. At the end of her three-day visit, reporters asked Harris how she felt about her trip.
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“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling. The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force. Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook. Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
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But when Sawyer tried to call her last month with the good news that she would be allowed into the United States, she couldn’t reach her – Jasibi had been kidnapped again. Biden has filled many key immigration advisory positions with high-profile migrant advocates, including some opponents of the Title 42 border restrictions. Since Biden took office, U.S. border authorities have recorded more than 300,000 expulsions under Title 42. U.S. officials have said the Title 42 border restrictions are partly needed to protect government workers. In recent weeks the United States began admitting asylum seekers whom migrant advocates had identified as being especially vulnerable in Mexico.
Persons: Jasibi, Callaghan O'Hare, Joe Biden, Ariana Sawyer, Sawyer, Biden, Andrea Flores, Flores, Donald Trump, ” Flores, , Joseph Amon, Del Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Trump, Reuters, Human Rights Watch, Publicly, Biden, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, National Security Council, U.S, Department of Health, Human Services, Central Americans, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Drexel University, CDC, DHS, United, Human Rights Locations: Honduras, Texas, U.S, United States, Mexico, Jasibi, Honduran, Del Rio , Texas, Ciudad Acuna, Del Rio
A sobbing Carolina calls her family in Honduras moments after being deported to Reynosa with her 12-year-old daughter, Genesis. Jeny, stranded with her son and daughter in Reynosa, said gangs in Honduras killed her father and brother this year. 'No one wants to die'Felicia Rangel-Samponaro runs Sidewalk School, a nonprofit that offers classroom instruction for asylum-seeking children in six cities across the border. Gang members “come into the plaza,” Rangel-Samponaro said. Odalys, 7, was sitting with three other children at a Reynosa, shelter sharing what her young life has been like.
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A total of 3,913 migrant children were separated by the Trump administration, DHS said Tuesday. More than half of the nearly 4,000 children separated from their families by the Trump administration remain estranged from their parents, the Department of Homeland Security revealed in a new report on Tuesday. Still, as DHS's Inspector General said in a May report, some 348 parents and children were separated against their apparent wishes. The task force, created by an executive order from President Joe Biden, identified 3,913 children as having been separated from their parents during the last administration. Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim, a nonprofit representing the Maya community in Nebraska, said it has been consulting with the DHS task force.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, General, Lee Gelernt, Gelernt, Pixan Ixim Organizations: DHS, Department of Homeland Security, Central, DHS's Interagency, Force, White, CBS News, KQED, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, Comunidad, Twitter Locations: United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nebraska, Americas
For a White House team that came into office promising to be more compassionate and effective on immigration policy, there is tremendous political risk in failing on either front. And the White House has been slow to respond to a major spike in migration. "The truth of the matter is: Nothing has changed," Biden said from the East Room of the White House on March 25. I'd be happy to offer this legislation to Vice President Harris or President Biden as a solution to the crisis on our southern border." “By handing Vice President Harris the assignment of dealing with what amounts to an intractable problem, Biden is certainly complicating her future.
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As the Biden administration sharpens its focus on Central America in its quest to stem migration, it is facing a region that has seen democratic and economic deterioration compounding long-term challenges. It’s a job Biden had as vice president, but conditions in the region have worsened since then. The Salvadoran president reportedly received a similar snub from the Biden administration when he made an unannounced trip to Washington in February. Biden administration officials have said that little of the $4 billion will go to the central governments, but rather to nongovernmental organizations and other private entities. Aside from the diplomatic obstacles, critics of U.S. aid to Central America say it hasn’t slowed migration in the past.
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Harris noted "there's not going to be a quick fix” to the border situation, and the U.S. won’t “see an immediate return” as a result of actions taken by the administration. Watch Vice President Kamala Harris' full interview on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Yes.”Harris said “at some point” she would visit the southwest border, although she did not specify a time. “Listen, I care about what's happening on the border,” Harris told Holt. “I’m in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration.
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The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders," Harris said at a news conference alongside Giammattei. The corruption task force has been previously floated, but Harris gave more details, saying it will combine resources from the Justice, State and Treasury departments. On the immigration front he announced a new processing center for migrants sent back from Mexico and the United States, which could increase capacity. 1/5 Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attend a bilateral meeting at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, during Harris' first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 7, 2021. She said the United States has contributed to regime change and destabilization in Latin America for decades.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Alejandro Giammattei, Joe Biden, Harris, Biden, Washington, Giammattei, Carlos Barria Read, I'm, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Jacobo Arbenz, Otto Perez Molina, General Merrick B, Garland Organizations: Central America, Giammattei, Central Americans, Justice, State, Treasury, Palacio Nacional, la Cultura, REUTERS, Democratic, U.S, Representative, Twitter, U.N, Joint Task Force Alpha, Department and Homeland Security, White House, USAID, Thomson Locations: Central, United States, U.S, Mexico, Guatemala, Washington, Guatemala City, Harris, California, Latin America, States, Central America, Mexico . U.S, El Salvador, Honduras, United
Biden issued an executive order shortly after taking office that established a task force to reunify children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump, calling such separations a "human tragedy." The Biden task force, using information from advocates and ongoing litigation, has identified roughly 3,900 children separated from parents at the border and 1,700 cases that remain under review, the report said. Of the 3,900 separated children identified, nearly 1,800 have been reunified with a parent. Nearly all of those reunifications happened before the creation of the task force, the report said. While the overall number of children still separated from their parents is unknown, the report estimates it could be over 2,000.
Persons: Chanel, Adriana, Adrees Latif, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Government watchdogs Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, Government, DHS, Thomson Locations: Honduras, U.S, Rio Grande, United States, Mexico, La Joya , Texas
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is greeted by officials as she disembarks from Air Force Two upon arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, for her first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaU.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday, after mid-term elections in the country eroded his power base in Congress, and officials from both countries will sign an accord to cooperate on efforts aimed at lowering migration from Central America. The accord is aimed at boosting Harris's efforts of lowering the number of migrants from Central America's Northern Triangle countries - Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras - to the United States. On Monday, Harris met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and said the two leaders had "robust" talks on fighting corruption to deter migration from Central America. Harris also bluntly warned migrants to not come to the United States.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Carlos Barria, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez, Ricardo Zuniga, Biden, Zuniga, Harris, Lopez Obrador, Harris's, Symone Sanders, Sanders, Alejandro Giammattei Organizations: Air Force, Benito Juarez International Airport, REUTERS, Carlos Barria U.S, Central America, Regeneration, Northern Triangle, Thomson Locations: Mexico City, Mexico, Guatemala, Congress, Central, MORENA, U.S, United States, Central America, El Salvador, Honduras
VP Kamala Harris pushed back on criticisms of her not taking a trip to the US-Mexico border. Harris said her role involves addressing the "root causes" of migration. But it is my firm belief that if we care about what's happening at the border, we better care about the root causes and address them. When asked about any plans for her to visit the border, Harris said she will "at some point" but repeatedly emphasized that other Biden administration officials have already done so. Do not come," Harris said.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris, NBC's Lester Holt, Biden, We've, Holt, Joe Biden Organizations: Central America, Biden, Republicans Locations: Mexico, Central, Europe, I'm, Guatemala, United States, El Salvador, Honduras
U.S. CDC eases travel recommendations on 61 countries, including Japan
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( David Shepardson | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Kevin MohattThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased its travel recommendations for 61 countries, including Japan from its highest "Level 4" rating that had discouraged all travel to recommending travel for fully vaccinated individuals, the agency confirmed Tuesday. The new ratings, which were not previously reported and posted on a CDC website Monday, lower 61 countries to "Level 3," including France, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Italy. The CDC added that many countries have lower ratings "because of the criteria changes or because their outbreaks are better controlled." The CDC added it expects more countries to get lower ratings. Many of the countries that now have lower ratings remain on the U.S. government's list of countries subject to severe travel restrictions -- and most have been subject to the restrictions since early 2020.
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to media ahead of meeting women entrepreneurs, at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma hotel in Mexico City, Mexico June 8, 2021. After meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City, Harris told reporters she had "been to the border before and will go again." Harris, who has not made a trip to the border since becoming vice president, did not say when she might visit. "You can't say you care about the border without caring about the root causes," Harris said. Harris noted U.S.-Mexico cooperation over border security includes "the work of processing migration within the country of Mexico and its southern border."
Persons: Kamala Harris, Carlos Barria, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Harris, Joe Biden, Shehas, underscoring, Biden, Jen Psaki, Psaki, We're, Trump Organizations: Mexico City Reforma, REUTERS, Carlos Barria U.S, Republican, Northern, White, Republicans, Thomson Locations: Mexico City, Mexico, Guatemala, U.S, California, Central America, El Salvador, Honduras
And she offered perhaps her most direct warning yet to prospective migrants: “As one of our priorities, we will discourage illegal migration. And I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back." Harris said she would also continue to engage with private companies to help draw investments to the area as well. Guatemala sends more unaccompanied minors to the U.S. border than any other nation, according to data from Customs and Border Protection. Nancy McEldowney, Harris’ national security adviser, told reporters Sunday that Harris was “here as part of this administration’s overall effort to restore American leadership around the world.”
Persons: Kamala Harris, Alejandro Giammattei, Harris, Giammattei, ” Giammattei, , , ” Harris, candida ”, Antony Blinken, Bush, Obama, Joe Biden, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, López Obrador, Andrews, Nancy McEldowney Organizations: GUATEMALA CITY —, Guatemalan, de, Paz, Treasury, State, Justice, Guatemalan national, Northern Triangle, Central America, White House, Biden, Protection, Republicans, U.S, El Salvador —, Northern, Joint, Air Force Locations: GUATEMALA, Guatemala City, United States, Guatemala, U.S, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Central, Guatemalan, Customs, Mexico City, Washington
Supreme Court unanimously rules against immigrants with temporary status
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to remain in the country permanently. So the conferral of TPS does not make an unlawful entrant...eligible" for a green card, she wrote. Monday's decision does not affect immigrants with TPS who initially entered the U.S. legally and then, say, overstayed their visa, Kagan noted. Because those people were legally admitted to the country and later were given humanitarian protections, they can seek to become permanent residents.
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After their meeting, Harris and Giammattei are expected to host a news conference before Harris meets with Guatemalan entrepreneurs and community and civil society leaders. White House officials looked to lower expectations, stressing that such a complex issue would not be resolved in just one trip. Mazin Alfaqih, a special adviser to Harris for the Northern Triangle region of Central America, acknowledged in a call with reporters that "the U.S. government and foreign assistance alone cannot tackle this problem." The Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — has long suffered from violence and poverty, stemming from U.S. intervention in Central America during the Cold War. Harris has yet to engage meaningfully with Honduras and El Salvador, the two other Northern Triangle countries.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Alejandro Giammattei, Harris, Giammattei, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mazin, we're, Alfaqih, El Salvador —, Biden, Eric Olson, Olson, Antony Blinken, López Obrador, She's, Andrew Selee, Steve McFarland, Obama, Donald Trump, McFarland Organizations: GUATEMALA CITY —, Joint Base Andrews, White, Northern, Democratic, Republican, Seattle International Foundation, Migration Policy Institute Locations: GUATEMALA, Joint Base Andrews , Maryland, Mexico City, Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, El, United States, Guatemalan, Mexico, El Salvador, U.S, Washington
U.S. to unveil human trafficking steps; Harris visits Guatemala
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatamala's Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo wave upon her arrival at Guatemalan Air Force Central Command in Guatemala City, Guatemala, for her first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaThe United States is expected on Monday to announce steps to tackle human trafficking and smuggling in Guatemala, a senior U.S. official said, as Vice President Kamala Harris visits the region to try to lower migration from Central America’s Northern Triangle countries. Speaking as Harris flew to Guatemala, a senior U.S. official said that in addition to announcing the steps to combat human trafficking, the Biden administration hoped on Monday to unveil anti-corruption measures in the Central American nation. Harris landed in Guatemala on Sunday and was to fly to Mexico on Tuesday where she will spend the day. In March, Biden tasked Harris with lowering migration from the 'Northern Triangle' countries- Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Pedro Brolo, Carlos Barria, Harris, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Biden, president’s, Andrew Selee, Selee, Joe Biden, Mazin, president's, Lisa Haugaard, Lopez Obrador, Lopez Organizations: Guatamala's, Guatemalan Air Force Central Command, REUTERS, Central, White, Migration Policy Institute, Microsoft, America, Group, Central American, Biden, Thomson Locations: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Mexico, United States, U.S, Central, Washington, Central American, Honduras, El Salvador, Harris Mexico
U.S. Supreme Court blocks permanent residency for some immigrants
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Andrew Chung | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
People walk past the U.S. Supreme Court the day the court is set to release orders and opinions in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2021. REUTERS/ERIN SCOTTCompanies Us Supreme Court See allThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let immigrants who have been allowed to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds apply to become permanent residents if they entered the country illegally, siding with President Joe Biden's administration. The case could affect thousands of immigrants, many of whom have lived in the United States for years. There are about 400,000 people in the United States with protected status, which prevents deportation and lets them work legally. They sued in federal court, saying that those with lawful status, including Temporary Protected Status recipients, are deemed to have been lawfully admitted, and may apply for permanent residency.
Persons: ERIN SCOTT, Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump's, Elena Kagan, Jose Sanchez, Sonia Gonzalez, Kamala Harris Organizations: U.S, Supreme, REUTERS, ERIN SCOTT Companies, Republican, TPS, United, Circuit, El Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, El Salvador, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Haiti, Honduras, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Guatemala
At a news conference with Giammattei, Harris said a U.S. task force would work with local prosecutors to punish corrupt actors in the region. Giammattei defended his own record in fighting corruption, saying he had not been accused of wrongdoing and saying graft was not only a problem faced by politicians. On the immigration front he announced a new processing center for migrants sent back from Mexico and the United States, which could increase capacity. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders," she said. She confirmed that the United States would supply half a million COVID-19 doses to Guatemala and provide $26 million to fight the pandemic.
Persons: Alejandro Giammattei, Kamala Harris, Harris, Carlos Barria, Biden, Washington, Giammattei, Guatemalans, I'm, General Merrick B, Garland Organizations: U.S, Palacio Nacional, la Cultura, REUTERS, Carlos Barria U.S, Giammattei, Central Americans, Justice, State, Treasury, Joint Task Force Alpha, Department and Homeland Security, White, Thomson Locations: Guatemala, Mexico, Guatemala City, Central America, United States, U.S, Washington, Mexico . U.S, El Salvador, Honduras, United
Over the past few months a growing number of Guatemalan migrants have left for the United States, lured by smugglers’ promises of safe passage and access to coronavirus vaccines. But for all its enormous challenges, Guatemala also offers the Biden administration an opportunity to rethink its approach to migration from the region. For too long, U.S. policy has been guided by the assumption that everyone south of the border aspires to make a new life in the United States, and that tackling undocumented immigration requires a unified regional approach. But this approach has done little to stem the myriad drivers of migration from the region. It highlighted the mix of push and pull factors, namely poverty, violence and family reunification, that drive people to leave.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Alejandro Giammattei, Harris, Guatemalans, Ms, , Biden Organizations: Central America, Accords, Biden Locations: Guatemala, Central, United States, Guatemala City, El Salvador, Honduras
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks before boarding Air Force Two for her first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaU.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Guatemala and Mexico this week is likely to emphasize cooperation with non-government organizations, amid some criticism from local officials over the timing and thrust of her mission to curb migration to the United States from the region, advisers and experts said. Harris will land in Guatemala on Sunday and fly to Mexico on June 8 where she will spend the day. During a call hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank, Martha Barcena, former ambassador of Mexico to the United States, said expectations from the trip were "quite high" in Mexico. Harris's advisers said before the trip that the Mexican government had agreed to deepen cooperation and jointly secure the borders between the two countries.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Carlos Barria, Kamala Harris’s, president’s, Harris, Andrew Selee, Selee, Joe Biden, Biden, Mazin, president's, Lisa Haugaard, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s, Martha Barcena, Sergio Gonzales Organizations: Air Force, Joint Base Andrews, REUTERS, Carlos Barria U.S, White, Migration Policy Institute, Microsoft, America, Group, Central American, Biden, Atlantic Council, U.S . Senate, Thomson Locations: Guatemala, Mexico, Joint Base Andrews , Maryland, U.S, United States, Honduras, El Salvador, Washington
Kamala Harris Goes to Guatemala
  + stars: | 2021-06-06 | by ( Mary Anastasia O Grady | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Vice President Kamala Harris visits Guatemala on Monday as part of her effort to address the “root causes” of migration from Central America’s Northern Triangle—which also includes El Salvador and Honduras. Count on lots of glad-handing with politicians, activists from nongovernmental organizations, and slippery businessmen who know a thing or two about political entrepreneurship. For Guatemala that’s big numbers of small and medium-size investors, foreign and domestic, who are necessary for development but are not on board with Ms. Harris because they distrust her agenda. One side, with backers in Washington, applauds land invasions, electricity theft and road blocks in the name of social justice. For the antidevelopment left, in Guatemala and in the American Democratic Party, the rule of law in the developing world is a nuisance.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris Organizations: El, American Democratic Party Locations: Guatemala, Central, El Salvador, Honduras, Washington
But there have been times when the money YouTube gives you is frustratingly low or doesn't reflect how much effort goes into production. My first two videos of 2019 were filmed in El Salvador, when there had been relatively few travel vlogs. She made her YouTube channel in 2018 to complement her TV travel shows. Courtesy of Alex OuthwaiteNelson Mochilero, from the travel YouTube channel Mochileros, told me that some of his most-watched videos weren't the ones he expected to go viral. Nelson, Huub, and I have all found partnerships and sponsored videos are the most effective way to make money.
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Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ community under 25. I never really knew I wanted to go all the way to South America until I got there. After riding 4,400 miles, Andrew reaches Yorktown, VA Source: Andrew MortensenBut it wasn't enough. Andrew reaches the Lone Star State Source: Andrew MortensenMortensen says it was after reaching Texas, he decided to cross into Mexico. Andrew Mortensen Cyclist
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