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Central America

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  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
  • Immigration crisis getting more complicated

    Not since the 1980 Mariel boatlift has the American government been faced with such a complicated immigration crisis. Back then, it was trying to detain a wave of Cubans allowed to leave the island by Fidel Castro┬┤s Communist regime. More than 125,000...
  • Exploitation awaits migrant children on Mexico's southern edge

    Exploitation awaits migrant children on Mexico's southern edge
    They are called canguritos, little kangaroos, because of the plastic trays of candy, cigarettes and other goods strapped across their bellies. There is Juan Gonzalez, 10, selling gum for pennies. There are Humberto Vazquez, 11, and Wilmer Hernandez, 13,...
  • Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids

    Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids
    Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Mexican-U.S. border and walking into the arms of an overwhelmed immigration system. Each child arrives not only with a personal tale — Why did he or she leave home?...
  • We are a nation of immigrants

    It is perhaps apocryphal that Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed a convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution as, "My fellow immigrants." A more accurate quote taken from FDR's speech is: "Remember, remember always that all of us, and you...
  • Immigration no-brainer: Treat Central American, Mexican kids the same

    Immigration no-brainer: Treat Central American, Mexican kids the same
    — As is his wont, President Barack Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 57,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a policy. He...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • Obama puts politics first, border security second

    Obama puts politics first, border security second
    By Jonah Goldberg 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" (The New York Times); "Guatemala Seen...
  • Mexico names czar to handle issue of Central American migrants

    With pressure mounting from the U.S. government, Mexico on Tuesday appointed a czar to take charge of largely unimpeded migration from Central America, which sees tens of thousands of people each year enter southern Mexico and cross the country en route...
  • US export: Central America's gang problem began in Los Angeles

    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,...
  • Resettlement of border kids in Florida sparks compassion, fear

    Resettlement of border kids in Florida sparks compassion, fear
    — More than 3,000 children detained after illegally crossing the border into the Southwestern United States have quietly resettled in Florida this year, and the prospect of more arrivals has sparked a mixture of compassion and fear. Their...
  • Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges

    Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to...