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Central America

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  • 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...
  • Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass

    Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass
    During Sunday Mass at a sunlit cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, a 22-year-old woman stepped timidly to a podium and began her story. "My name is Dunia Cruz," she said in Spanish. "I came here from Honduras." As she spoke of the gang violence that...
  • Refugees, and American youth: "Our lives matter"

    Refugees, and American youth: "Our lives matter"
    The Root news site's Keli Goff recently wrote about child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America and seeking refuge at our border. Unfortunately, she supports deporting them, while claiming that we have our own black children to care...
  • Rumors of U.S. haven for families spur rise in illegal immigration

    Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala. But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...
  • Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

    Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave
    The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....
  • Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers

    Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor. Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
  • Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.

    Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.
    Empty energy drinks and rusted baby formula cans litter the moss-covered banks of the Lempa River near this country's northern border, marking the trails where, until recently, migrants — some of them children — made their way into Guatemala...
  • Child immigrants on Southwest border draw lawmakers' response

    The flood of immigrant children crossing the Southwest border took center stage Thursday on Capitol Hill as a Senate committee moved to provide $100 million to respond to the crisis. In addition, a group of Democratic lawmakers called for measures...
  • Texas officials encouraged by Obama, Perry border talk

    Texas officials encouraged by Obama, Perry border talk
    Although President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have sparred over the Southwest border crisis, officials who joined them for a Dallas meeting described fruitful discussions as well as occasionally tense exchanges. Dallas County Commissioner Elba...
  • U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

    U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
    Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency fundsá to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators...
  • Republicans blame Obama policies for immigration crisis on border

    Republicans blame Obama policies for immigration crisis on border
    Republicans are challenging the president's characterization of the surge in young immigrants from Central America across the southern border as an unforeseen crisis, accusing his administration of contributing to the influx and demanding that he deploy...
  • Related story: Jeh Johnson says 'no free pass' for children after border crossings

    Related story: Jeh Johnson says 'no free pass' for children after border crossings
    Moments after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took his first tour of a southern Arizona detention facility housing about 900 migrant children in makeshift cages Wednesday, he had a message for Central American parents who are on the brink of...