iOS app Android app

Border Children

Hillary and Undocumented Immigrants

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While there was much said, and most of it was the safe sort of "hard-working immigrant" rhetoric that is essentially "political fluff," considering where we are in the very long 2016 race, she did say a lot of things that turn into political liabilities if not acted upon.

2015's Top 5 Civil Justice Issues

Sara Warner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

Based on a survey of National Courts Monitor contributors and our best-guess analysis, the topic of "immigration courts" is a runaway winner for our "Tipping Points" civil justice issue for 2015, but we find some space for other concerns. Here's our top five emerging civil justice issues for 2015.

'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

Deported to Death

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Even as the border children slow and their cases surge in states like Texas and New York, advocates point out what they said would obviously happen: we sent at least some of those children to their deaths after deporting them back to warzone-like conditions.

A Response to the Refugee Crisis That Is Consistent With American Values

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The United States can help, but only if officials in the White House and Congress put politics aside and approach this refugee crisis with intelligence and bipartisan commitment. The practical reality is that tens of thousands of children have crossed the border into our country, and we owe it to them, and to ourselves, to treat them with the fairness, compassion, and due process.

Another Congressman Suggests Migrant Children May Have Ebola

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

A Republican congressman suggested Monday that some of the unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America may ...

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

American Jesuits: U.S. Must Welcome Immigrant Children

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion

(RNS) American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee childr...

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

Most Americans See Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids As Refugees, Poll Says

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Latino Voices

July 29 (Reuters) - Some 70 percent of Americans think the United States should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied Central Amer...

Rahm Emanuel Wants To Shelter More Child Migrants In Chicago

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO, July 28 (Reuters) - Chicago will set up additional shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children to be funded by the federal government and...

Ted Cruz Leads GOP to Disaster (Again)

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While the course that the Ted Cruz-controlled portion of the GOP is heading down toward is a predictable one, the results are not.

Women's and Immigrant's Rights, Hand in Hand

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Although a better immigration policy would not have prevented the terrible conditions we see in Central America, it could have given them a safe place to run to, instead of having them "warehoused" at the border to be deported by our current broken system.

New York City May Begin Housing Unaccompanied Border Children

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.25.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is urging the city to consider ways to house unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S.-Mexican bor...

Sam Stein

McCain On Congress's Inability To Solve Any Crisis: 'It Is Embarrassing' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in crafting a bill to restructure the Department of Veterans Affairs,...

Carolina Moreno

Latino Civil Rights Leader Has A Harsh Warning For Republicans | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino advocacy group, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees...

Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States i...