RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Many children's shelters in Guatemala are currently faced with full beds and deported minors arriving every week. Guatemalan authorities report an increase in deportations of children and youths from the USA in recent months. The accommodation facilities in the Central American country are close to their capacity limits.
In late March, Donald Trump lifted the protection for minors against deportation. Accordingly, the number of deportations has risen: Between April and June, 3,300 unaccompanied minors were intercepted in the USA, of which only 160 remained in custody in the country and the vast majority were . . .