Tag: mexico

Mexican shelters strain with arrival of asylum-seekers at U.S. border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico | Gangs in Honduras first threated Denia Garcia’s husband six months ago, telling him to join with them or die. Her husband, a police officer, fled to the United States, arriving successfully. In his absence, the gangs threatened Garcia, sending her on the migrant path with her children, ages 2 and 5…. Read more »

CLINIC, partners want end to ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum-seekers

WASHINGTON | Immigrant advocates called on the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the so-called “remain in Mexico” policy that finds the United States returning migrants across the southern border to await their U.S. court hearings. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network and the Dilley Pro Bono Project said in a Feb. 6 letter to Homeland… Read more »

Caravan from Central America receives rough reception in Tijuana

MEXICO CITY | The first participants in the caravan of Central Americans arriving in Tijuana, Mexico, were met with hostility as residents of an affluent neighborhood confronted migrants wanting to camp on a beach near the border fence separating the United States and Mexico. The residents demanded the migrants leave Tijuana, sang the Mexican national… Read more »

Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

CORDOBA, Mexico | The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants. At least 1,000 migrants departed Nov. 5 from Cordoba, 190 miles southeast of… Read more »

Mexican parishes pitch in to help Central American caravan heading north

HUIXTLA, Mexico | Members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in this southern Mexican city rose early Oct. 24 to feed but a fraction of the Central American migrants traveling in a caravan, which is trying to traverse Mexico and reach the United States border. “Tortas! Take one. The road ahead is long,” Rafael Gomez… Read more »

Explosive devices detonated in Mexican border churches

MEXICO CITY | The bishop of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, has expressed alarm after two church explosions within four days. “What initially seemed like an isolated incident has taken a new turn, worrying us deeply, as the faithful and citizens in general have the right to a secure environment, both in their… Read more »