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Mexico Gets a Better Deal than the United States on Cuban Deportations

On May 1, amidst the transfer of thousands of visa-less Cubans from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border, an immigration agreement between Mexico and Cuba came into effect.

The Memorandum, reaffirmed in Mexico last November, aims to establish a "legal, ordered, and secure migratory

Transfer of Visa-less Cubans to U.S. Border Continues

Today, the first group of 238 Cuban migrants airlifted from Panama reached El Paso, Texas.

On Monday, the government of Panama initiated the airlift of about 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Panama to Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city opposite El Paso.

Earlier this year, Panama

The Earthquake Lottery for Illegal Aliens, Ecuador Edition

Almost every natural disaster in the Third World is followed by calls for amnesty for illegal aliens from the afflicted country. Such amnesties are de facto permanent, despite their label: Temporary Protected Status.

TPS is what you might call green card-lite – it provides the illegal

Earthquake Strikes Ecuador, Killing 233 & Injuring 1,500
Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP Images.
  A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador on Saturday night, claiming an estimated 233 lives and injuring 1,500, according to CNN. The country has declared a state of emergency, the worst for Ecuador since 1987, when 1,000

A Honduran lawyer in San Francisco reminded his countrymen this week that migrating to the United States for economic reasons does not qualify one for asylum.

During an interview, the Honduran lawyer Jose Tercero Midence said, "Allowing a person to obtain asylum for economic matters,

Cubans stranded in Panama have started to buy plane tickets for direct flights from Panama to Mexico, where they will continue on to the U.S. border.

About 1,300 Cubans were stranded at Panama's northern border with Costa Rica, after Costa Rica stopped granting temporary transit visas in

On Friday, Costa Rica announced direct flights to Mexico will be available for Cuban migrants headed to the U.S. border.

In November 2015, approximately 8,000 Cuban migrants were stranded in Costa Rica after Nicaragua closed its southern border and refused to let the Cubans pass. According to

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