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  • 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...
  • Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees

    Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees
    Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piñatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Here's how to deal with the desperate children at the border

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Here's how to deal with the desperate children at the border
    With tens of thousands of vulnerable children crossing into the United States from Mexico without their parents, border states are facing a humanitarian crisis. Many of the children being apprehended at the border are fleeing unspeakable violence in...
  • What Sen. Feinstein missed on immigration

    To the editor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) appropriately speaks out for more humane handling of the massive, tragic problem of Central American children escaping terrible homeland conditions to come here illegally. ("Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Here's how...
  • 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...
  • "Coyotes", los beneficiados de creciente emigración de niños y mujeres centroamericanos

    Explotando la desesperación de jóvenes madres como la hondureña Ana Isabel Ramos, los traficantes de personas han avivado la inmigración ilegal desde Centroamérica a Estados Unidos con falsas promesas de residencia. Para costear la odisea hacia el...
  • Teen dead, uncle on life support after Encinitas swimming accident

    One of two persons pulled unconscious from the water off Moonlight Beach in Encinitas last week has died and the other remains on life support in a hospital. A 17-year-old boy from Guatemala died Monday, four days after the rescue, according to the...
  • More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.

    More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.
    A couple of weeks ago, sisters Karen and Sindy Laucel joined the exodus of youths from Central America, hoping to reconnect with their mother, who had left this farming village a decade ago in search of work in the U.S. With so many heading north, now...
  • Miami woman finds herself as legal guardian for more than 800 children

    Miami woman finds herself as legal guardian for more than 800 children
    KENDALL, Fla. — The first emergency phone call of the morning is the one that wakes her up, and Nora Sandigo, 48, answers one of the three phones she keeps within reach of her bed. "Hello. How can I help?" she says, because someone is always...
  • Poderoso sismo sacude sur de México y Guatemala, tres muertos

    Poderoso sismo sacude sur de México y Guatemala, tres muertos
    Un sismo de magnitud 6.9 sacudió el lunes el sur de México y Guatemala, donde servicios de emergencia reportaban al menos tres fallecidos, varias personas heridas y daños en viviendas. El epicentro del sismo se localizó a 22 kilómetros al sudoeste de la...
  • 4 killed, including baby, after magnitude-7.1 quake strikes Mexico, Guatemala

    4 killed, including baby, after magnitude-7.1 quake strikes Mexico, Guatemala
    A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least four people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. The 6.9 magnitude quake struck near the frontier. Much of the...