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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
By Emilie Eaton, Cronkite News Service ARRIAGA, Mexico — As night falls, Samuel Carcamo, in a gray button-up shirt and cuffed jeans, stands on the tracks with dozens of other migrants waiting to climb on top of the northbound freight known as “The Train of Death.” A native of El Salvador, he is already more […]
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 … […]
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 […]