Undocumented Mother Begins Quest to Reunite With Children

WVNTR – ELOY, ARIZONA — Guatemalan Yeni Gonzalez crossed the border into the United States illegally and was separated from her children. VOA is following her quest to overcome legal barriers and get her children back from distant detention centers. This is one case among the 2,000 children of undocumented migrants separated from their families. After […]

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US Accepts Record-High Percentage of Christian Refugees

FILE – Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s executive immigration ban at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 29, 2017. WVNTR – (VOA) — The United States is accepting an increasingly large share of Christian refugees, primarily from Africa, while the number of total arrivals remains on track for a historic low this fiscal year, federal […]

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Mother, Son Reunited After Separation at US Border

Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, second from left, rubs her son Darwin Micheal Mejia’s chin as she speaks at a news conference following their reunion at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in Linthicum, Maryland, June 22, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – A migrant mother from Guatemala and her seven-year-old son were reunited early Friday after being separated […]

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VOA Speaks to Malian Migrant Who Rescued Child from Paris Balcony

Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama, center, with his older brother at right, holds his temporary residence permit after receiving it at the Prefecture of Bobigny, northeast of Paris, May 29, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – A Malian migrant who came to France illegally is being dubbed “Spider-Man” and hailed as a hero after scaling a Paris […]

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Canada Granting Refugee Status to Fewer Illegal Border Crossers

FILE – A refugee family claiming to be from Haiti take their luggage from their taxi as they arrive at the U.S.-Canada border on Roxham Road in Champlain, New York, August 3, 2017. WVNTR – TORONTO, CANADA — Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed the border illegally as Prime Minister Justin […]

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Outside US Port of Entry, Asylum-Seekers Prepare to Make Their Case

WVN – TIJUANA, MEXICO — After more than a month of travel by foot, bus and train, the Central American caravan of more than 150 people has stalled at Tijuana’s U.S.-Mexico port of entry, where many are hoping to receive asylum — a U.S. safeguard against deportation for individuals believed to have a “credible fear” of […]

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