Migrants

Salvadoran student Luis depends on US aid for his coding education
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 24, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump is trying to eliminate U.S. aid to the three countries that make up Central America's "Northern Triangle," because he doesn't think they're doing enough to keep their people from migrating to the United States. But in El Salvador, KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern discovered...
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Dozens of women, men and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
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Doug Sovern
April 23, 2019 - 12:15 am
SPECIAL REPORT: President Trump has been exaggerating the presence of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 in caravans bringing migrants to the U.S. border. But in the cities and towns of El Salvador, the gang is a disruptive force, driving migrants to seek asylum in America.Many people forget that...
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Salvadoran Women Eke Out A Living By Selling Fruit In The Mayan Town Of Panchimalco
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 22, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump's frequent assertions that the migrant caravans trekking through Central America to the U.S. border are riddled with gang members are not true—and the White House knows it, two sources within his administration tell KCBS Radio.
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April 29, 2018; San Ysidro, CA, USA; U.S. Border Patrol are seen at International Friendship Park as the \"March Without Borders\" rally takes place in support of   the migrant caravan which had arrived in Tijuana earlier in the week. The members of the c
(Photo credit: Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun via USA Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
PART V: Of the nearly one-thousand people who left from Central America as part of the migrant caravan, just over 200 actually ended up applying for asylum in the U.S. In the final installment of our series "Caravan of Dreams," KCBS Reporter Matt Bigler takes a look at the uphill battle they face...
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Apr 30, 2018; Tijuana, MEXICO; Central American migrants camped outside the entrance of the San Ysidro port of entry. Locals and other humanitarian organization bring the blanket, clothing, and food after being turned away Sunday by U.S. Customs and Borde
Good Samaritans helping migrants from Central America (Photo credit: Nick Oza/The Arizona Republic Via USA Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 17, 2018 - 9:56 am
PART IV: The migrants who arrived at the U.S./Mexico border earlier this month couldn't have done it without assistance from dozens of volunteers and aid groups. Some, put their lives on hold to help the migrants journey to America...
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Oct 25, 2016; Sonora, Mexcio; A Honduran migrant jumps aboard a moving freight train in Mexico headed toward the U.S. border south of Caborca, Sonora. There are many cases of migrants who have lost legs after falling off the freight trains, known as La Be
La Bestia aka "The Beast" (Photo credit: Nick Oza/The Republic via USA Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2018 - 9:35 pm
PART III: Imagine riding BART to work, not inside the cars but on top of them. That's just one of the risks members of the migrant caravan had to take to arrive at the U.S./Mexico border.
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Apr 27, 2018; Tijuana, MEXICO; Central American transgender group that traveled in a caravan through Mexico have arrived in Tijuana, on April 28, 2018. Migrants met with few American lawyers who were providing pro bono legal consultations in a room upstai
(Photo credit: Nick Oza/The Republic via USA Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2018 - 9:09 pm
PART II: In second part of our series 'Caravan Of Dreams', KCBS Radio reporter Matt Bigler has more on the transgender members of the group and the potentially deadly discrimination they're hoping to leave behind.
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Migrants from Central America
Migrants from Central America (Photo credit: Nick Oza/The Arizona Republic Via Usa Today Network)
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PART I: Earlier this month over 200 migrants from Central America arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. KCBS Radio reporter Matt Bigler was there when it happened. Stories of the migrants journey and their hopes for new life in America.
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A member of the Central American migrant caravan, holding a child, looks through the border wall toward a group of people gathered on the U.S. side, near the beach where the border wall ends in the ocean, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, April 29, 2018. U.S. i
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
April 29, 2018 - 1:41 pm
Packed into five old school buses, hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the U.S. border Sunday for a rally...
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