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7,000 Immigrant Children Ordered Deported Without Going To Court

America’s border crisis has become a legal crisis.

March 6, 2015

Some Central Americans Can Now Seek U.S. Refugee Status From Home

Learn more about the president’s latest executive order.

October 3, 2014

Water ‘Angels’ Save Migrants On U.S. Border

By Sara Puig Jacumba (United States) (AFP) — Every year, would-be immigrants steal across the U.S.-Mexican border — and over the years, thousands have died in the baking, snake-infested desert on either side. A group of activists is now working to keep the desperate migrants alive. The so-called “Border Angels” hide bottles of water in […]

September 12, 2014

States Fill Federal Vacuum On Immigrants

By Jake Grovum, MINNEAPOLIS — With Congress at a standstill on immigration issues, states have pursued their own solutions, with some offering in-state tuition and financial aid to unauthorized students and others approving more spending to enforce immigration laws. “While Congress cannot seem to take action on immigration issues, states remain engaged in debating […]

August 25, 2014

Immigration Crisis At Border Afflicts Heartland Harvest

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The heated tempers of the nation’s border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and cumbersome immigrant-worker programs that go unfixed amid partisan gridlock on […]

August 18, 2014

Number Of Unaccompanied Child Migrants Falls By Half: United States

Washington (AFP) — The number of unaccompanied children illegally entering the United States at its southern border fell by half from June to July, U.S. officials said on Thursday. In a statement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the number of children arriving without adult accompaniment was 10,628 in June, but fell […]

August 8, 2014

U.S. Child Migrant Crisis: One Family’s Story

By Sara Puig Los Angeles (AFP) — It took Dora and Elias six weeks of nail-biting anguish before finally reuniting with their 13-year-old daughter in Los Angeles after she fled El Salvador. The girl, whose name is being withheld to protect her identity, is among more than 57,000 minors who have entered the United States […]

August 8, 2014

Huge U.S. Antidrugs Plan In Central America Not Imminent: Biden

Washington (AFP) — The United States downplayed hopes of Washington launching a massive anti-drugs program in Central America to help deter emigration. At least 57,000 unaccompanied children, most from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have entered the United States illegally since October, triggering a migration crisis that has sent U.S. border and immigration authorities into […]

August 7, 2014

Amid Border Crisis Debate, Many New Immigrants Land In D.C. Area

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis. And it is the home state of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a Tea Party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for […]

August 4, 2014

Harrowing Journey Turns Into U.S. Deportation Nightmare

New York (AFP) – Evelin’s two daughters — who just arrived in the United States illegally from Central America — are facing deportation and so the concerned mother recently trekked across New York City to seek free legal advice. Evelin, who is 35 and undocumented herself, joined 200 others, including 100 unaccompanied minors, at an […]

August 4, 2014

Endorse This! Jon Stewart Calls Congress ‘The ‘Sharknado 2’ Of Government”

[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”62804″] On the same day that the House GOP had to pull its own border bill and ask President Obama do something on his own, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart called Congress “the ‘Sharknado 2’ of government.” “Of course it sucked. It was supposed to suck,” he explained. Check out Stewart’s epic takedown […]

August 1, 2014

Militias Patrolling Texas Border Draw Scrutiny, Concern

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — Masked militias have arrived in South Texas with semi-automatic rifles and tactical gear, causing a stir not only in border communities, but also among state officials. News of the militias has spread at a time when the border has grown more militarized in response to an influx of […]

August 1, 2014

Should Congress Pass Immigration Reform?

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July 31, 2014

Budgets Raided To Address Border Crisis Amid Congress’ Inaction

By Lisa Mascaro and Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the government’s health-related accounts, including the National Institutes […]

July 31, 2014

GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

by Manuel Pastor, Los Angeles Times Republicans are focused on the wrong set of children — and on the wrong set of voters. Instead of raising a hue and cry over the “threat” represented by thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America, they should be mindful of the millions of children already […]

July 29, 2014

Mexico, California Question Texas Border Troop Plan

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico’s foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to deploy troops to stem the flow of immigrant children, saying they need humanitarian aid instead. Governor Jerry Brown, on a visit focused on boosting trade with California’s southern neighbor, said the Texas plan must be a […]

July 29, 2014

Criticism Arises After Children Are Rushed To See Immigration Judges

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to appear in court in states far […]

July 29, 2014

WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown released a new attack ad on Monday, accusing incumbent senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and President Barack Obama of causing the border crisis with their “pro-amnesty policies.” The ad, titled “Secure Borders,” is the first by a 2014 Senate candidate to politicize the huge numbers of unaccompanied minors crossing the […]

July 28, 2014

Report: 117 Percent Increase In Children 12 And Younger Crossing Border Alone

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — Not only have more unaccompanied children illegally crossed the southern border this year — more than twice last year’s total — but they are crossing at much younger ages, according to a study released this week. There has been a 117 percent increase in apprehensions among unaccompanied […]

July 25, 2014

Obama To Meet Central American Leaders On Child Migrants

By Ramon Sahmkow Washington (AFP) — President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern U.S. border without parents or papers, in flight from violence and poverty. The White House summit will mark the first time since the influx erupted into public view two months […]

July 25, 2014

Migrant Children Face Test In Dallas Immigration Court

By Dianne Solis and David Tarrant, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — In a packed Dallas immigration courtroom, Elsy Garcia sits next to her 16-year-old brother, Jose. She last saw him when he was 9, when she fled their home in Usulutan in southern El Salvador. Now Jose is facing deportation. His case is confusing. […]

July 24, 2014

Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

A few days after Iowa’s governor was spotlighted on MSNBC for declaring undocumented children from Central America unwelcome in his state, Meet the Press highlighted one Iowa city’s plan to welcome them. Governor Terry Branstad is this week digging in his heels, even after drawing wide criticism for his hard-line stance. Meanwhile, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba […]

July 23, 2014

Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

It’s a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is naked in that clip is a kind of political opportunism that has become all too common. Our scene is a roadside in Oracle, Arizona, where protesters have gathered. Word is, a busload of children from Central America is about to pass […]

July 23, 2014
Immigrant Detainees

Migrants Face A Grim Wait In South Texas

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times McALLEN, Texas — The cells at the U.S. Border Patrol station were once again full, the air fetid with body odor. Women clutched babies in diapers, boys crowded the cell windows, and men were splayed shoulder to shoulder across the floors. That’s an improvement compared to recent weeks. The […]

July 18, 2014