Deported Hondurans Return Home Today

Eighty-two Hondurans being deported from the United States will be flying into the country at 2:00 p.m. today, according to the non-governmental Center for Attention to Returning Migrants [Centro de Atención al Migrante Retornado (CAMR)]. The Director of the CAMR, Valdette Willeman, is heading from Tegucigalpa to the city of San Pedro Sula to receive […]

Minimum Wage Discussion Set for January 5th

Negotiations to determine the minimum wage percentage increase for the year 2012, will be held on Thursday, January 5th, in the capital of Tegucigalpa. The working class in Honduras can expect to achieve an increase of approximately ten percent for the year. Daniel Durón, Secretary General of the General Workers Center of Honduras (CGTH), reported […]

44,000 Hondurans Searched for Work in 2011

The United States and Mexico deported 44,000 Hondurans in 2011, who had left Honduras in search of work to help their families, officials reported this weekend. Returning Migrant Aid Center of Honduras Director, Valdette Willeman, told reporters that 22,832 were deported from the United States by air, while the rest were sent back from Mexico […]

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Honduras

18-Month Extension of Honduras and Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Honduras and Nicaragua for 18 months each – through July 5, 2013. Tomorrow, USCIS will publish a Federal Register notice for each country and provide additional guidance […]

Illegal Fishermen Fined $10,000 Each

FORTY three Honduran fishermen who were arrested illegally fishing in Jamaican waters, were fined and ordered deported when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today. The Hondurans were rescued by the Jamaica Defense Force Coast Guard between Sunday and Tuesday morning. A Coast Guard vessel was conducting fisheries protection patrols on the […]