Central Americans are migrating to the U.S. in record numbers, but itís part of a vicious cycle decades in the making. CBSN Originals' Adam Yamaguchi travels to El Salvador to meet a single father, deported from the U.S. in 2009, and his young son, caught in a revolving door of deportation and remigration, to explore an intractable problem with no clear end in sight.
A new caravan of some 1,800 migrants is making its way toward the U.S. They started crossing into Mexico from Guatemala late last week and continued arriving over the weekend. This caravan has become a new focus in the debate over border wall funding, as the government shutdown continues now in its 31st day. Adriana Diaz reports from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.
A video showing a group of teenagers mocking a Native American man went viral this weekend, drawing widespread condemnation. But there's more to the video than meets the eye. Nathan Phillips, the man at the center of the story, speaks to CBSN's David Begnaud about what sparked the confrontation.
A new report by the Pew Research Center says 2018 saw a spike in the number of people apprehended at the southern border, an increase that was driven in particular by family members traveling together. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe discussed the increase with Salvador Zamora, a division chief with U.S. Border Patrol.
Before many Central American immigrants make the decision to leave their own countries, some organizations educate them on the potential risks of doing so. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe spoke to Rick Jones of Catholic Relief Services about his group's work.
Many Central American immigrants cite gang violence as a reason for leaving their home countries. In El Salvador, one of the more prominent gangs in MS-13. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe discusses the gang's history and operations with Hannah Dreier, an immigration reporter for ProPublica.