Mexico saw a huge increase in migrants from Africa and Venezuela in 2023, authorities say

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say they saw a huge increase in the number of migrants from Africa and Venezuela entering the country in 2023. Those migrants generally enter Mexico from Central America, and cross the country in a bid to reach the U.S. border. Mexico’s Interior Department said year-end figures showed that nine times … Read more

YouTube Livestreamers Made Money ‘Hunting’ for Migrants Along the US Border

During an hours-long livestream at night, Yarbery, Fulfer, and Felix all shouted at the migrants and accused them of human trafficking. Yarbery even tried to sell cigarettes to the migrants for $20 each. At one point, Fulfer threatened violence against a migrant who was shining a torch at their cameras. The trio also verbally attacked … Read more

Brawl between migrants and police in New York’s Times Square touches off backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — A video showing a group of migrants brawling with police in Times Square has touched off a political furor and renewed debate over a long-standing New York City policy that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities. The surveillance footage, recorded Jan. 27 outside a Manhattan homeless shelter, shows … Read more

14 migrants arrested in repatriation center in unrest spurred by death of young African migrant

MILAN — Authorities in Rome have arrested 14 migrants from nine countries for alleged involvement in unrest in a repatriation center following the death of a migrant from the African nation of Guinea, police said Monday. After the body was discovered Sunday morning, migrants in the center began setting mattresses on fire and throwing objects … Read more

A convoy calling themselves ‘God’s army’ plans to head to the Texas border to stop migrants from entering the US

A convoy is heading to the southern border to stop migrants from entering the United States. The group’s leader described their tactics as “domestic internal defense.” It is not clear what the group plans to do once they reach the border. A convoy of hundreds of people plans to head to the Texas border to stop … Read more

A caravan of migrants from Honduras headed north toward the US dissolves in Guatemala

MEXICO CITY — A caravan of some 500 migrants that departed northern Honduras in hopes of reaching the United States dissolved Sunday after crossing the border into Guatemala, the Guatemalan Migration Institute reported. Authorities had been monitoring three border crossings and said part of the caravan advanced a few kilometers (miles) into Guatemalan territory, before … Read more

Some 500 migrants depart northern Honduras in a bid to reach the US by caravan

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Some 500 Honduran migrants in a caravan departed Saturday before dawn from the northern city of San Pedro Sula in hopes of reaching the United States. It was the first such group since January 2022 and was comprised of men, women and children mostly from inland and southern Honduras, where … Read more

UK leader Rishi Sunak tries to quell Conservative revolt over his Rwanda plan for migrants

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces a test of his authority and his nerve on Wednesday as he tries to subdue a Conservative Party rebellion and win parliamentary approval for his stalled plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda. Lawmakers are due to vote on a bill that aims … Read more

Texas congressman says migrants drowned near area where US Border Patrol had access restricted

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas congressman said Saturday that three migrants, including two children, drowned while trying to reach the U.S. near the border city of Eagle Pass, where the Biden administration says Texas has begun denying access to Border Patrol agents. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, accused the state of failing … Read more

Trump suggests unauthorized migrants will vote. The idea stirs his base, but ignores reality

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is seizing on his party’s frustration with the recent surge of illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border to churn up fears around another top GOP concern — voter fraud. In the final stretch before Iowa’s caucuses next Monday, the former Republican president has repeatedly suggested that Democrats are … Read more