Kevin Sieff

Kevin Sieff


Washington Post bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. Former bureau chief in Africa and Afghanistan. Ashamed Floridian. SieffK@washpost.com

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The safe third country agreement with Guatemala can be suspended with written notice by either party, according to docs obtained by @prensa_libre . Meaning that Guatemala's next president could withdraw as soon as he/she takes office.

Here's the @washingtonpost  editorial board on the U.S. policy of sending asylum seekers to wait in some of northern Mexico's most dangerous cities.

The asylum seekers sent back to Mexico to await their hearings are being kidnapped in broad daylight, days after being returned. Here are a few of their stories.

The mass deportation of Rohingya refugees from India is something that the State Department once would have criticized. American asylum policy doesn't leave much room for that objection today.

Here's a surprising thing that most Mexicans and Trump supporters have in common: They believe migrants are a burden and should be deported. That finding from a new @washingtonpost  @Reforma  survey.

Mexico's austerity debate is raising serious questions. Today's dilemma: Should public funds be spent on shirts for beloved local dogs?

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Mexico's largest airline is trolling Americans and it's the best. h/t @Aeromexico 

It is shockingly difficult for immigration attorneys to locate children separated from their parents at the border. Today I spoke to lawyers who represent more than 400 parents. They've located two children.

They served in the army, the border patrol and the police. They have official US birth certificates. But the government is denying their passport applications and telling them they aren't American citizens.

This photo. A father deported to El Salvador without his daughter talks to her over the phone. She's calling from a shelter somewhere in the United States. “Papa,” she said. “When are you going to take me out of here?”

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The girl had a temperature of 105.7 degrees. She hadn't eaten or consumed water for several days. But she was detained for eight hours before emergency responders arrived.

How can you prove that you're a US citizen? Your birth certificate? Your voter registration card? Your military ID? Your social security number? Here's what I learned: none of that is enough any more.

Dear America, get ready to pay more for pretty much everything until Mexico solves a problem that no country in the world has ever been able to fix.

Here's the story we just published. It's clear to me that there is no plan to reunify these families.

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