Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies while in the custody of Border Patrol

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died late Christmas Eve in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection, the agency said, the second Guatemalan child to die in the agency’s custody this month. Rep. Joaquin Castro, chairman-elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, identified the child in a statement as Felipe Alonzo-Gomez. The boy, who was detained […]

Mexico deporting Central Americans at an alarming rate

Data from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute indicate that the country has deported 79 percent more people – at least 51,565 individuals – from Central America’s Northern Triangle region since January 2015 than the same time last year. The government statistics shed light on both the ongoing crises in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that are forcing mass […]

Deported 4-year-old to Reunite with Parents

Four-year-old Emily Samantha Ruiz who was deported to Guatemala earlier this month will rejoin her family in New York on Tuesday, according to family attorney David Sperling. As reported in La Plaza, Ruiz, a U.S. citizen was on her way back home from a family trip to Guatemala with her grandfather, when he was detained […]

Four-year-old American Citizen deported to Guatemala

Emily Samantha Ruiz, a 4-year-old U.S. citizen was deported to Guatemala along with her grandfather earlier this month, raising concerns over the treatment of children born to undocumented immigrants in the country. “The case is alarming because it shows what can happen once you start treating kids who are born here whose parents are undocumented […]

Missouri Court to Rule on Rights of Deported Mother

This week, the Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments on a custody battle between a Guatemalan immigrant mother who is facing deportation and an American family who adopted her son through a private arrangement. In the spring of 2007, Encarnacion Romero was arrested in a raid at a Missouri poultry plant.  She was arrested and […]