Migrants find themselves stranded abroad by new US policy

A line in a field divides Mexico, right, from Guatemala, near El Ceibo, in northern Guatemala, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Central American migrants who seek U.S. asylum were deported by air from the U.S. to Mexico, then crossed into Guatemala by land to El Ceibo after being denied a chance to seek asylum under a pandemic-related ban. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)

EL CEIBO, Guatemala — Shortly after crossing the border in south Texas with her 5-year-old daughter, Karla Leiva of Honduras found herself on a chartered U.S. government flight, learning midair that she was headed to the provincial capital of Villahermosa in southern Mexico. Authorities there put her on a bus to Mexico’s southern border and on Thursday she sat on the patio of a migrant shelter in a remote Guatemalan border town.