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Why Trump’s Wall With Mexico Is So Popular — And Why It Won’t Work

A wall between the United States and Mexico does not address the complexities of unauthorized migration, or the economic woes of America’s middle class. Building walls has rarely has achieved its intended effect, and may result in wasted resources and lost opportunities for the United States.

January 25, 2017
A group of 16 Guatemalans receive instructions from an Hidalgo County Constable after they crossed the Rio Grande near Anzalduas Park outside McAllen, Texas, Junes 12, 2014. The group, from Guatemala, spent 3 weeks crossing Mexico. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Watchdogs: Rise In Southwest Border Crossings Fueled By Desperation

Immigration watchdogs say the significant uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the Southwest border late last year underscores how dire the situation has become in Central America.

January 14, 2016

No Sign Of Letup In Refugee Surge

With the onset of winter, there is little sign of a letup in the migrant surge that has created a crisis in the European Union and refocused attention on Syria’s war.

December 29, 2015

EU, Turkey Agree On Deal To Stem Flow Of Migrants

The European Union agreed Sunday to give Turkey $3.2 billion in refugee aid and promised to boost relations with the long-standing membership candidate, in return for efforts to curb migration flows.

December 1, 2015

Migrants Scuffle With Hungary Police; Dead Toddler’s Image Shocks Europe

Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.

September 3, 2015

Refugee Children, Close To Death, Found In Van In Austria

Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Asia on their way to Europe.

August 29, 2015

Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation Of Migrants Deemed Illegal

The Dominican Republic has resumed the detention of people, mostly of Haitian descent, deemed to be illegal migrants after the expiration of a deadline for undocumented foreigners to apply for temporary residence.

August 15, 2015
Detention Center, Migrants, Immigration, Mothers, Children, Latin America, Texas, World News, Political, Court Opinion

Judge Orders Release Of Immigrant Children, Mothers From Detention Centers

A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.

July 25, 2015
African Americans, Lifestyle, National News, South, Migration, Demographics, Childhood Home, Generational

New Generation Of African Americans Are Moving Less

African Americans in the South are travelling in more local circles, from the suburb to the city and vice versa, pointing towards a growth in economic opportunities and a preference for southern hospitality.

April 1, 2015