US raids on illegal migrants alarm Central American nations

Part of a group of 14 Guatemalans deported from the United States alight from the airplane upon their arrival at the air force base in Guatemala City on January 6, 2016Central American nations Wednesday received some of the first groups of their citizens deported under tough new raids in the United States against illegal immigrants carried out by President Barack Obama’s administration. In Guatemala, four mothers and 10 children aged two to 17 sent back walked off a plane that had arrived at a military airbase on the outskirts of the capital. One old man outside the base waiting for his niece and her two children in the group, Alfredo Vicente, told AFP about how US immigration officials had knocked at her door in Atlanta asking for her and then arrested her.

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