Daily Dispatch 10/17/18

A sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

October 17, 2018

Top Story

Jay Root of the Texas Tribune writes about struggles Central American migrants face crossing Mexico en route to the United States.

Democratic Process:

54 days left to post your comments on the proposed “public charge” rule that doctors say pose public health threats.


Almost 2,000 people fleeing violence and instability in Honduras begin long walk to the United States seeking political asylum.

Trump threatens to suspend aid to Honduras unless it stops migrant caravan (which is no longer even in Honduras?)

Related: Pressure from the Trump administration did lead the government of Honduras to demand the arrest in Guatemala of, Bartolo Fuentes, one of the organizers.

The organization Rights Action, which has been a leading advocate for human rights in Honduras, has been reporting on the caravan. Photos and video clips here.


In the courts

Legal battles over family separation continue.


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