The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.
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 […]
By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Foreign Staff SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Andy Romero remembers when a tattooed man showed up in his neighborhood with baggy pants, T-shirts with rock band logos and sneakers like none he’d seen before. “His clothes were totally different,” Romero recalled of that time, in the late 1980s. “He wore kerchiefs […]
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 […]
By Cindy Carcamo and Rebecca Bratek, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — In an attempt to stem a wave of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into South Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss how to more quickly return […]