Ramon Taylor is a New York-based video journalist for VOA News. His coverage includes U.S. elections, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and President Obama’s visit to Cuba. He has also produced for CNN en EspaÃ±ol and Telemundo in Washington. He is an International Relations graduate from Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter: @ramonctaylor
The U.S. and Guatemala are in talks on a possible “safe third country” deal that would prevent Hondurans and Salvadorans fleeing persecution from seeking asylum in the U.S. The discussions are part of a larger plan aimed at curbing the current Central American migration crisis at the U.S. southern border. But in Guatemala, a history of extreme poverty and violence has led many human rights groups to question the capability of its government to process asylum claims.
On the eve of his bid for re-election, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that U.S. immigration authorities would begin removing millions of undocumented immigrants from the country. While some argue that his threats amount to nothing more than heated campaign rhetoric, his message comes as a dire warning to millions. VOA’s Ramon Taylor reports.