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12 Mar 2017 description
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Family Separation Backgrounder

Over the past five years, the United States has seen a shift in the demographics of migrants encountered at our borders—from a majority of adult males, often from Mexico, seeking employment, to families, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles fleeing together, seeking protection in the United States, coming mostly from Central America. Tragically, U.S.

11 Dec 2016 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 8 dic (AGN).- Los consulados del llamado Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica (Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador) se reunieron con sus contrapartes de México y Estados Unidos en McAllen, Texas, para establecer una ruta de trabajo conjunta para la protección de los migrantes en los puntos fronterizos.

20 May 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 20 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

Durante 2015, el país recibió a 52,157 salvadoreños deportados por vía aérea terrestre y aérea procedentes de Estados Unidos y México. En lo que va de este año, según la Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, más de 17 mil salvadoreños han vuelto al país en esas condiciones.

10 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

Desde marzo las cifras de menores hondureños no acompañados se dispararon, el número de padres que emigraron con sus hijos aumentó un 118% y la tendencia es al alza.

El espinoso y peligroso camino para cruzar la frontera en el sur de Texas no detiene a los niños no acompañados ni a los padres que viajan con sus hijos, en vista que las cifras se han disparado con relación a las de 2015.

15 Dec 2015 description
  • A total of 10 588 unaccompanied children crossed the Mexico-US border in October and November. This figure represents a 100% increase compared to the same two months last year, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. The number of family members crossing together in the same period has nearly tripled, reaching 12 505.

20 Aug 2015 description

En el marco de su acción humanitaria en favor de las personas migrantes, las Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja de la región y el CICR impulsan medidas de autocuidado y hacen énfasis en la necesidad de mitigar las consecuencias humanitarias que padece dicha población.

17 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 17 July 2015 (IRIN) - Fleeing gang violence in his hometown near San Pedro Sulas in Honduras, 14-year-old Gredys Alexander Hernández tried to reach safety in the United States, only to be intercepted in Mexico and sent back. Two days later, just as he was about to re-attempt the journey, masked gangsters burst into his house and shot him dead.

02 May 2015 description
report IRIN

By Philippa Garson

NEW YORK, 2 May 2015 (IRIN) - An aggressive strategy by the United States to deter thousands of people fleeing violence in Mexico and Central America includes keeping women and children in detention for months while they await asylum hearings.

Following a peak in arrivals last year of children and families, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, President Barack Obama’s administration was under pressure to introduce tough measures to stem the flow.

24 Apr 2015 description

WASHINGTON—The Central American Minors (CAM) program, a new initiative of the U.S. government which allows children in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to apply for asylum and humanitarian parole in the United States from their home countries, is a tool that helps save children’s lives, said a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) representative, April 23.

17 Apr 2015 description

La primera dama, Rosa María Leal de Pérez, continúo sus gestiones en Estados Unidos en favor de la niñez migrante centroamericana no acompañada, al visitar un albergue en Washington establecido por autoridades de ese país. La esposa del presidente de Guatemala acudió este jueves a un albergue en la capital estadounidense, donde conoció de cerca las condiciones en que viven los menores retenidos.

10 Sep 2014 description

The following statement is attributable to Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Mexico City today to meet with his fellow attorneys general from across Central America to discuss the situation involving migrant children:

08 Aug 2014 description

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today released the numbers of apprehensions along the Southwest border during the month of July and prior months, which reflect a significant decrease in apprehensions of unaccompanied children and adults with children:

Unaccompanied children Adults with children
January 3,706 2,286
February 4,846 3,282
March 7,176 5,754
April 7,702 6,511
May 10,579 12,774
June 10,628 16,330
July 5,508 7,410

29 Jul 2014 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

El Senado aprobará $2,700 millones para procesar más rápido a los niños que ingresan ilegalmente a EUA, para atenderlos mejor cuando llegan y evitar su hacinamiento.

La Casa Blanca expresó su apoyo al plan del Senado para liberar una partida presupuestaria de emergencia que permita afrontar la crisis creada por la avalancha de menores inmigrantes centroamericanos que llegan solos a Estados Unidos.

29 Jul 2014 description

Unprecedented numbers of children migrating without their legal guardian are being apprehended in North America.

In just the first five months of 2014 Mexican immigration authorities detained 4,239 unaccompanied children, representing almost half of all migrant children detained in 2013. Meanwhile, the US has seen an increase of over 90% compared to previous years with more than 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children apprehended since October 2013.

17 Jul 2014 description
report UN News Service

16 July 2014 – Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights.

10 Jul 2014 description

Washington, D.C. -- An estimated 25 percent of the unaccompanied children now arriving at America’s southern border are Mexican, according to data obtained by Refugees International (RI), yet the vast majority of these children are turned around at the border without ever speaking to an asylum officer. This is true even though many are fleeing persecution by organized criminal groups and forced recruitment into cartels. RI is urging the U.S. government to stop pushing back these children and start individual hearings to evaluate their cases.

08 Jul 2014 description

While overall rates of apprehensions across our Southwest border remain at near historic lows, apprehensions and processing of children and individuals from Central America crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley have continued at high rates.

30 May 2012 description

Seventy percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to extreme erosion during even the weakest hurricanes, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey released just prior to the start of the 2012 hurricane season.

USGS scientists used state-of-the-art modeling to determine the probabilities of erosion, overwash and inundation during direct hurricane landfall for sandy beaches along the entire U.S. Gulf Coast shoreline.