Monday, April 08, 2019

TRUMP POLICY - Anti-Immigration Effects

"Why Trump wants to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras" PBS NewsHour 4/1/2019


SUMMARY:  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently declared a "compact” with El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, aiming to reduce their migration to the U.S.  But since then, the Trump administration said it will cut aid to those countries, including to programs that seek to address the violence and poverty making their residents desperate to flee.  John Yang talks to Nick Schifrin for more.

"Honduran migrants deported from the U.S. often face a grim fate" PBS NewsHour 4/1/2019


SUMMARY:  The deadly stranglehold of gang violence in Honduras drives tens of thousands of desperate residents to flee north to request asylum in the U.S.  But few receive it, often due to a lack of documentation of the persecution they faced at home.  Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from San Pedro Sula with harrowing stories of the fates of migrants who made it to the U.S., only to be deported.

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