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Central America

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  • Plight of children should not mask illegal immigration threat [Letter]

    Plight of children should not mask illegal immigration threat [Letter]
    Whether the migrant unaccompanied children surging over our southern border are refugees, illegal migrants or whatever, they need to be cared for in a humane manner. However, this situation coupled with the push to legalize millions of folks illegally...
  • Obama puts politics ahead of border security

    Obama puts politics ahead of border security
    All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For...
  • Long-term solutions needed for U.S. border crisis [Commentary]

    Long-term solutions needed for U.S. border crisis [Commentary]
    So, I'm here to talk about another difficult situation for our great country: immigration from our southern border. In my previous column, I talked about how few options the U.S. has in the Middle East, whether it's the Israelis and Palestinians,...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • O'Malley seeks to house immigrant children in foster homes, not large centers

    O'Malley seeks to house immigrant children in foster homes, not large centers
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and a group of faith leaders agreed Monday that thousands of immigrant children who have poured into the United States should be housed in foster homes and other small settings, not large centers as the federal government has...
  • A crisis in Central America

    A crisis in Central America
    A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
  • America's refugee crisis [Editorial]

    America's refugee crisis  [Editorial]
    The flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the United States' southern border in recent months has raised a knotty problem for Congress and President Barack Obama: What do you call thousands of children illegally entering the country...
  • U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children

    U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children
    Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The...
  • Instead of sending in the National Guard, reform our immigration laws [Letter]

    Instead of sending in the National Guard, reform our immigration laws [Letter]
    Having just spent five weeks in Central America, I felt heartsick on reading about the Maryland National Guard hunting down the poorest and most vulnerable people crossing our borders ("Maryland National Guard helping to patrol Mexican border," April 26)....
  • Maryland man focus of national debate over asylum claims

    Maryland man focus of national debate over asylum claims
    When Julio Martinez crossed the U.S. border illegally more than a decade ago, his attorneys say, he was running for his life, attempting to escape the deadly and pervasive gang he joined in his native El Salvador as a 14-year-old boy. Martinez, who...
  • Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

    Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children
    Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...