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House Democrats: LGBT Immigrant Minors Need Better Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 60 House members demanded in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that it provide more information on when it will im...

Legal Issues Aren't The Biggest Problem Facing Young People Crossing The Mexico-U.S. Border -- It's PTSD

The Huffington Post | Elena Kaufman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

With much of the border crisis conversation in recent years focusing on the legal situation surrounding children flooding the Mexico-U.S. border, one ...

U.S. To Grant Refugee Status To Some Central American Children

AP | By LUIS ALONSO LUGO | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some people under the age of 21 who live in Guate...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich: Obama Refusing To Defend Borders, Flying In New Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich accused the president in a robocall to conservatives of putting...

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to jo...

Elise Foley

Democrats: Women, Children Fleeing Violence 'Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Democratic senators wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday to question his department's massive expansion of i...

Elise Foley

U.S. Deportations Put Asylum Seekers At Risk, Human Rights Watch Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Border agents are failing to identify people who could have credible claims to asylum, allowing them to be deported to face possibly dan...

Elise Foley

Groups Raise $1.5 Million To Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizations and individuals have raised more than $1.5 million to help unaccompanied minors who came to the U.S. from Central America ...

Elise Foley

Most Of The People Who Crossed The Southwest Border Illegally Last Year Weren't From Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the last fiscal year, there has been a shift in the nationalities of people apprehended crossing the southwest border: for the firs...

Elise Foley

Jeh Johnson: Politicians Shouldn't 'Feed The Flames Of Fear' Over ISIS, Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson shot down claims on Thursday that a "porous" U.S. southern border is allowing terrorists, Ebola ...

'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.

Elise Foley

Complaint Alleges Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal groups alleged this week that employees of a family immigration detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, harassed and sexually ab...

Immigration 'Court' Reform More About Justice Than Immigration

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.

Obama Administration Faces Immigration Deadline

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying ...

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Punching Detained Mexican Boy

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

By Eric M. Johnson Sept 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested on an assault charge over accusations he punched a...

Elise Foley

Honduran Mom Fleeing 'Horrific Acts Of Harm' Wins Asylum With Daughters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- An immigration judge granted asylum on Thursday to a Honduran woman and her children after the woman testified that she was beaten, ...

5 Blatant Lies Immigration Hawks Want You To Believe

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.24.2014 | Latino Voices

With November's midterm elections fast approaching, the immigration issue is heating up once again. Politicians often debate immigration with little r...

Elise Foley

San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Provide Lawyers For Kids Facing Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- San Francisco is one step closer to providing more than $2 million for legal representation for undocumented minors and parents who woul...

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Roque Planas

Dreamers Demand Immigration Answers From Hillary Clinton In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices

Likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a confrontation with Dreamers on Sunday that seemed to capture the Democrats' increasingly awkward r...

Elise Foley

Immigrant Mothers Face 'Unnecessary Cruelty' At Detention Facility, Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented immigrant mothers and children are kept in excessively cold conditions, given undercooked food and mocked by guards in a de...

80% Of Central American Women, Girls Are Raped Crossing Into The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

As the number of Central American women and girls crossing into the U.S. continues to spike, so is the staggering amount of sexual violence waged agai...

U.S. Sharply Cutting Deportations

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deporta...

Roque Planas

Honduran Child Rights Defender Explains Why Kids Will Keep Coming

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices

A child rights advocate in Honduras says the United States should expect minors to continue to illegally cross into the country as long as American an...

Roque Planas

Obama's Deportation Relief Delay Could Dampen Latino Interest In Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama's decision over the weekend to delay, for a second time, a promised change to his administration's record-setting deportation p...