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CA4 on Honduras, Gang Violence: Alvarez Lagos v. Barr
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alvarez Lagos v. Barr "Sindy Marilu Alvarez Lagos testified credibly that she and her then-seven-year-old daughter, natives and citizens of Honduras, were threatened with gang rape, genital mutilation, and death if they did not comply with the... Read More

Tags: USCIS , Honduras , asylum

USCIS Notice: Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of TPS Designations for Nepal and Honduras (Federal Register, May 10, 2019)
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2019 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California... Read More

Court orders DHS to temporarily continue TPS for Nepal and Honduras
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Mar. 14, 2019 "On March 12, 2019 a federal district court in California temporarily stayed the termination of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Nepal and Honduras in the Bhattarai v. Nielsen case. This Court order is linked to the... Read More

TPS Holders from Honduras, Nepal Sue Trump: Bhattarai v. Nielsen
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Feb. 11, 2019 "TPS Terminations, Motivated by Racism, Would Tear Families Apart Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the... Read More

Migrant Teen Mother Who Cut Her Wrist Being Deported to Honduras
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A teenage mother found bleeding from her wrist in the bathroom of a Texas family detention center last week is in the process of being deported. Lilian Oliva Bardales, 19, who had been held with her 4-year-old son since October, was quietly taken... Read More

A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis: Sonia Nazario
Posted on 12 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence. In the meantime, however, we must recognize this... Read More

Sonia Nazario: Level of Violence in Honduras 'Astounded Me'
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last month, I returned for the first time in a decade to Enrique’s home in the Nueva Suyapa neighborhood of Tegucigalpa. I lived there for a week. I saw a huge change in why children are migrating north to the U.S.—a level of violence... Read More

TPS Extended for Honduras, Nicaragua
Posted on 15 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2016 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected... Read More

DHS: Deportation of Border Crossers a Priority 'Regardless of Age'
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In an attempt to stem a crush of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss... Read More

U.S. Sends First Planeload of Moms, Kids Back to Honduras
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The first lady and her entourage were waiting. So were politicians, camera crews and aid workers in blue vests, ready to hand out suckers and balloons to toddlers pulled along by their frazzled mothers. A chartered flight that landed here Monday... Read More

Honduras Prison Fire Victim Wrongly Deported, ICE Admits
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Honduran citizen living in Los Angeles was wrongly deported in October, and went on to die in last month's massive prison fire in his home country, immigration officials said Friday. Nelson Avila-Lopez, 20, was mistakenly deported in October... Read More

DOS/DHS: In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras With Parents Lawfully Present in the United States
Posted on 15 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous... Read More

Nazario: 'We Would Be Their Executioner' By Deporting Kids
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Pulitzer Prize winning author who followed the treacherous trip of a young Honduran boy to the United States said many of the children crossing the border today are refugees and should be treated as such. Sonia Nazario, who won the Pulitzer for a 2002... Read More

U.S. to Offer Refugee Status to Some Central American Children
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some minors under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in the United States. U.S. officials say parents can... Read More

Snakes and Thorny Brush, and Children at the Border Alone
Posted on 5 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hidalgo, Texas: "Border agents drove their patrol vehicles one recent day at dusk through this spit of land on the bank of the Rio Grande. Here, in a place known as the Devil’s Corner, smugglers on the Mexican side have chosen to bring thousands... Read More