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Carlos Catarldo Gomez, of Honduras, center, is escorted by Mexican officials after leaving the United States, the first person returned to Mexico to wait for his asylum trial date, in Tijuana, Mexico Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Mayan indigenous people protest against the government of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on the day he gives an address to Congress in Guatemala City, Monday. Santiago Billy/AP hide caption

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Killings Of Guatemala's Indigenous Activists Raise Specter Of Human Rights Crisis

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Karen Paz hugs her daughter, Liliana Saray, 9. They are from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. "I feel free; I feel different," Paz said. "I don't have someone who imposes his views and his ways on me. I am not scared someone will come and attack me, like I used to be." Federica Valabrega hide caption

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Migrants heading toward the U.S. carry Honduran and Guatemalan national flags in Guatemala on Monday. President Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for failing to stop the caravan's journey. Orlando Estrada/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands of Honduran migrants and families walk towards the southern Mexico border from Guatemala. Many say they are headed to the U.S. The White House said on Tuesday that a record number of migrant families have arrived at the Southwest border over the last year. Oliver de Roos/AP hide caption

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President Trump addresses the crowd during a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Monday in Houston. Loren Elliott/Getty Images hide caption

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's False Claims On Migrant Caravan, Tax Cuts

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Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi toast after signing a joint statement on establishing diplomatic relations in June 2017 in Beijing. Greg Baler/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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China Lures Taiwan's Latin American Allies

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Archbishop Óscar Romero stands outside the chapel of the Hospital de la Divina Providencia in San Salvador on Nov. 20, 1979. Alex Bowie/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Voice For The Voiceless': Sainthood For El Salvador's Archbishop Óscar Romero

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Anti-government demonstrators protest in Granada, Nicaragua. Hundreds of people have been killed in the government's brutal suppression of protests that erupted in April. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Nicaraguan refugees fleeing their country due to unrest sleep in a Christian church in San José, Costa Rica, on July 28. Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters hide caption

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200 Nicaraguans Claim Asylum Daily In Costa Rica, Fleeing Violent Unrest

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The train known as "The Beast" passes by the Sagrada Familia shelter in Apizaco, Mexico. For many migrants, the train is the next step in their journey north. Alejandro Cegarra for NPR hide caption

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Migrants Are Stuck In Mexico With Violence Back Home And 'Zero Tolerance' In The U.S.

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Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, in Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration And Advocates Clash Over What's Next For Migrant Children

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Migrants and day laborers cross the Suchiate River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala. The crossing happens despite immigration officials working on the bridge above. James Frederick for NPR hide caption

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Mexico Deploys A Formidable Deportation Force Near Its Own Southern Border

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Julio Calderon, 28, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, listens after speaking in favor of renewing temporary protected status for immigrants from Central America and Haiti now living in the United States, during a news conference Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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A woman builds a fire at a migrant camp on the Costa Rica-Panama border. The area has seen a recent surge of migrants coming from Africa, hoping to make it to the U.S. Rolando Arrieta/NPR hide caption

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Via Cargo Ships and Jungle Treks, Africans Dream Of Reaching The U.S.

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Immigrants from El Salvador, including one who says she is seven months pregnant, stand next to a U.S. Border Patrol truck after they turned themselves in to border agents on Dec. 7, 2015, near Rio Grande City, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

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