US authorities began on Friday deporting some migrant families on flights to Central America as part of an expedited system to remove people who arrived without authorization via Mexico.
Instead, she proposed that the United States and Guatemala work together to find solutions to long-standing problems.
Kamala Harris, who will also visit Mexico, is making her first journey abroad as President Joe Biden's deputy with an eye toward tackling the root causes of migration from the region
Undocumented migrants claimed to have been threatened with death or rape if they did not agree to pay the groups of smugglers.
The United States has signed immigration agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Panama and Colombia both announced this week that they're essentially letting undocumented migrants stuck in their countries move on. Most are headed for the United States.
The Tico Times sat down with Communications Minister Mauricio Herrera to talk about how the government is approaching the latest wave of unauthorized immigration, which included more than 1,400 people in May.
Images of improvised rafts crossing the Straights of Florida have become iconic of Cuban immigration to the U.S. but the majority of Cubans entering the U.S. today choose the overland route through Central America — including Costa Rica — to reach family or a new life in the U.S.
The transnational network, allegedly headed by a Costa Rican woman surnamed Rodríguez Torres charged Cubans between $7,000 and $15,000 to move them into the United States.
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