Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.
President Trump announced he would deport "millions" of undocumented immigrants next week, as Mexican troops continue to make their way down to the southern border with Guatemala. In the city of Tapachula, Mexico, some of the migrant families traveling north tell CNN the choice to leave their homes was a matter of life or death. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday.
Guatemala has not committed to becoming a "safe third country," or a buffer zone for asylum seekers, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain migrant flows from Central America, interior minister Enrique Degenhart said on Tuesday.
A Cabinet official says Guatemala has not agreed to become a so-called "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but it is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling.
Mexican officials say troop deployments to the Guatemala border have begun, but lag behind initial estimates. Meanwhile, humanitarian workers say more troops will only make things worse. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
The State Department announced Monday it will cut new foreign aid to the "Northern Triangle" countries -- Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador -- unless their governments take "concrete action" to stem the flow of migrants towards the United States.
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