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

Learn more about the president’s latest executive order.

October 3, 2014

Nearly 300 Women, Children Deported From Immigration Detention Centers

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON — Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border. As of Wednesday evening, 280 women and children had been deported from the Artesia Family Residential Center […]

August 21, 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

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

FBI Investigating Scam Targeting Immigrant Children’s Families

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times DALLAS — The FBI is investigating how scammers obtained confidential information to defraud migrant children’s families of thousands of dollars by telling them they needed to pay a fee to get their children out of federal custody. The investigation, which began July 18 in San Antonio, has uncovered evidence […]

July 25, 2014

Democrats, Republicans In Congress Deadlocked On Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro and Kate Linthicum, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Failing to agree on how to handle the crush of children on the Southwestern border, Congress has stalemated amid a fresh round of political brinkmanship that is likely to prolong the crisis and increase federal costs involved. Rather than compromise over the White House’s […]

July 24, 2014

U.S.-Bound Migrants ‘Face Abuses In Mexico’

Mexico City (AFP) – Human rights groups on Tuesday said that U.S.-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture. With the United States gearing efforts to curb a surge of unaccompanied minors mostly from Central America, human rights groups here aired concerns about bad treatment migrants young and old alike face […]

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

Up To $1,000 A Day To Care For Child Migrants

Washington (AFP) — As U.S. lawmakers grapple with ways to slash spending, many were shocked to learn authorities are spending $250 to $1,000 per day to care for each minor apprehended crossing the U.S. border. More than 57,000 unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, have been caught entering the country illegally since last October, and […]

July 17, 2014

The 5 Worst Things Politicians Have Said About Migrant Children

The influx of young Central American refugees across the U.S. border is a serious issue that needs a serious policy response. Politicians should be focused on ensuring that these children are treated humanely, and working on sound immigration reform. But, unsurprisingly, many on the right have chosen this time to spout ignorant, offensive rhetoric about these […]

July 16, 2014

Honduras President, U.S. Lawmakers Discuss Migrant Crisis

Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez told visiting U.S. lawmakers Sunday that poverty and misinformation was fueling the flow of minors from Central America seeking to enter the United States illegallly. Hernandez told the lawmakers that the “complicated” mix of factors included gang violence, “violent crime and the lack of information about … […]

July 14, 2014