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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Teens tell tales of traveling � without parents � across U.S.-Mexico border

    MIAMI Soon after crossing into Mexico from Guatemala, 17-year-old Ana became separated from the group of Hondurans with whom she had been traveling and wound up alone in a mountain cottage where she was repeatedly raped by strangers. "They threatened me,...
  • Child immigrants on Southwest border draw lawmakers' response

    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...
  • Solving the youth immigrant crisis

    Solving the youth immigrant crisis
    The desire of parents to give their children a safer, better life is leading mothers and fathers in the violence-wracked Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to take terrible risks. By the thousands, they are turning over...
  • US anti-drug efforts shift traffickers to Caribbean

    For years, Caribbean governments have voiced concerns that U. S. counter-narcotics efforts in Mexico and Central America would force drug traffickers back into their region to push their products on go-fast boats and cargo ships. Those fears are being...
  • For Salvadoran family, clash with gang takes a heavy toll

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador For those wondering why minors from Central America are flooding into the United States in unprecedented numbers, the story of Hector Antonio Giron, a husky 46-year-old merchant, provides an answer. On Sept. 14, 2011, gang...
  • 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...
  • Obama to seek $2 billion to stem surge of Central American immigrants

    Obama to seek $2 billion to stem surge of Central American immigrants
    President Obama will send a letter to Congress on Monday requesting more than $2 billion to pay for tighter border enforcement and humanitarian assistance to respond to the swell of children from Central America illegally crossing the border without their...
  • 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....
  • Homeland Security chief defends agency's handling of youth at border

    WASHINGTON The nation's top homeland security official on Tuesday defended his department's handling of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, turning aside Republican demands for a National Guard presence there even as officials...
  • Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.

    Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.
    Claudia Sanchez crouched on a grassy slope alongside the railroad tracks, breast-feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Heather. It had already been a long journey from Honduras to central Mexico, clinging with her baby to the top of a rickety train. They...