Daily Archives: 1, May 30, 2019

“We’re going to Pennsylvania,” said the previously deported 48-year-old Guatemalan

 

Across rural Guatemala, Martinez said, word has spread that those who travel with a child can expect to be released from U.S. custody. Smugglers were offering two-for-one pricing, knowing they just needed to deliver clients to the border – not across it – for an easy surrender to U.S. agents.

“If this continues, I don’t think there will be anyone left in Guatemala,” Martinez joked. The men from his village near the town of Chiquimula were all leaving, he said, bringing a child with them.

After cold, busy month at border, illegal crossings expected to surge again

Nick Miroff, The Washington Post

EL PASO, Texas – In a dusty lot along the U.S.-Mexico border fence, a single Border Patrol agent was stuck with few options and falling temperatures.

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