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Central American migrants

Family Takes In Guatemalan Teen Who Crossed Border

He’s just one of thousands of kids who have crossed the border looking for a better life in America.

September 17, 2014

Texas Schools Pressed To Accommodate Influx Of Young Immigrants

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — A year ago, the Las Americas Newcomer Middle School in the low-income Gulfton neighborhood started the semester with 150 immigrant and refugee students. When the new school year began last month, enrollment skyrocketed to 325 students, most of them newly arrived from Central America. “It’s put a […]

September 15, 2014

Under ‘Rocket Docket,’ Kids Race Time — Few Of Them With A Lawyer

By Dianne Solis, The Dallas Morning News Lawyers call them “rocket dockets” — court schedules that speed deportation hearings for Central American children who crossed the U.S. border without a parent. Some question whether the children are getting proper legal representation as immigration judges work their way through the fast-paced dockets. Leaders of the National […]

September 2, 2014

Obama Suggests He’ll Need More Time On Immigration Policy

By Kathleen Hennessey, Lisa Mascaro, and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is suggesting that he will defer his self-imposed deadline for announcing an expected change in immigration policy, as the White House wrestles with the political and legal dilemmas involved in making significant alterations without congressional approval. Fed up with […]

August 29, 2014

Following The Beast As It Snakes Its Way Through Mexico

By Alfredo Corchado, The Dallas Morning News HUEHUETOCA, Mexico — After more than three weeks of silence, The Beast growled again, blew its whistle, and finally left Tenosique, Mexico, near the border with Guatemala. Heading north, the train took on hundreds of Central Americans as shelters emptied along the way, from Veracruz to Puebla. Held […]

August 29, 2014

Judges’ Union Calls For Change In U.S. Immigration Courts, Separation From The Justice Department

By Dianne Solis, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Two federal immigration court judges criticized the fast-track deportation hearings for unaccompanied minors Wednesday and called for the courts to be made independent from the Justice Department. The judges, leaders in the National Association of Immigration Judges, said the recent surge of immigrant children from Central […]

August 28, 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

Child’s Detention Despite Citizenship Reveals Immigration Case Woes

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child’s attorney. The boy […]

August 15, 2014

Young Immigrants Must Risk Deportation For Chance To Gain Legal Status

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times DALLAS — Since November, Oscar has been living with his grandmother in Fort Worth, Texas, attending public high school, and dreaming of becoming a police officer. He is one of thousands of young migrants from Central America who crossed the border illegally and hope to win permission to stay […]

August 5, 2014

Should Congress Pass Immigration Reform?

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July 31, 2014
Central American youths

Honduran Children May Be Allowed To Apply For U.S. Admission From Home

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The White House is considering a proposal that would allow Honduran children to apply for admission to the United States as refugees or on humanitarian grounds while still in their native country. It is one of several plans under review to deter Central American kids from making […]

July 25, 2014