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Harris arrives in Guatemala to tackle migration causes

The vice president visits Guatemala and Mexico this week to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration, including conditions that cause people to flee.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Harris heads to Guatemala, Mexico to address migration and manage expectations for quick results

The two-day trip is Harris’s first abroad as vice president.
  • Jun 5, 2021

He’s running for mayor of his Mexican city. He’s also wanted by the DEA.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won the presidency on promises to fight corruption. But as his party has grown, so have its own scandals.
  • Jun 4, 2021

U.S. accuses senior officials and politicians in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras of corruption

A State Department list of corrupt Central American officials underscores the Biden administration's challenges of working with the region's governments to deter migration.
  • May 18, 2021

Massive family reunification effort starts with a mother and son at the border

Sandra Ortíz and Bryan Chávez, separated by the Trump administration in 2017, are among the first families to be reunified by the Biden administration.
  • May 4, 2021

U.S. to begin reuniting migrant families separated under ‘cruel’ Trump policy, DHS secretary says

“Today is just the beginning," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday.
  • May 3, 2021

Harris-led campaign to stem migration from Central America faces steep challenges

The vice president is leading U.S. negotiations to deter migrants from trekking northward. But many experts question the premise of trying to slow migration through development assistance.
  • May 1, 2021

They missed their U.S. court dates because they were kidnapped. Now they’re blocked from applying for asylum.

Tens of thousands of asylum seekers were unable to attend their hearings under the Trump administration's remain in Mexico policy. Their cases have been closed, and they're stuck.
  • Apr 24, 2021

Mexican migrant deaths in the U.S. have surged during the pandemic. Getting bodies home is a challenge.

Thousands of migrants have died of covid-19. Diplomats and loved ones are working to repatriate their remains.
  • Apr 11, 2021