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Border Crisis

How Volunteers Helped Families Trapped In Immigrant Detention Centers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

Until last August, Andrés Abella had never been away from his children for more than two days. He hadn't visited a family immigrant center, and, as a...

How Europe Builds Fences To Keep People Out

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In early March, Europe's migration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos squelched through a muddy refugee camp on Greece's border with Mac...

Democratic Lawmakers Want Kids In Immigration Proceedings To Get a Fair Shot

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not what most people would picture when they think about courts: toddlers, children and teenagers arguing against government lawyer...

Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced some...

Central American Moms And Kids Are Still Coming To The U.S. For Safety

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of mothers and children being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border is going up, again. After crossings by unaccompanied ...

Jesus the Refugee

Jonathan Williams | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Williams

If there were anyone that wanted to fight violence with violence, it would be Jesus. If there were anyone who wanted swift justice by any means possible, it would be Jesus. If there were anyone that had a distrust of foreigners, it would be Jesus.

Chef Lidia Bastianich: The Feast of a Lifetime

Lauri Lyons | Posted 11.17.2016 | Fifty
Lauri Lyons

Lidia Bastianich is renowned as one of television's most popular chefs, a restaurateur, and cookbook author. Today, she reflects on her journey, passion for food, and the expansion of her empire.

The Route Of 'Ghost Bomber' Ahmad Al-Mohammad

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.16.2015 | Home

The Syrian passport found near the remains of a suicide bomber in the attack on the Stade de France in Paris on Friday night has shone a spotlight on ...

For Asylum Seekers, Representation Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

Human Rights First | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Human Rights First

This week marks National Pro Bono Week, a time to celebrate the dedication and generosity of pro bono attorneys. For asylum seekers, a lawyer can mean the difference between life and death. With representation, asylum seekers have a much better chance of receiving protection.

A Program Meant To Keep Kids From Coming To The U.S. Illegally Hasn't Let Anyone In Legally Yet

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After facing a crisis of unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America for the U.S. last year, the government created a program that woul...

Border Crossings By Families, Unaccompanied Kids Spiked In August

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Border agents saw a spike in August in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the southern border, but number...

We’re Doing Better At Detaining Families Now, Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly implemented policies already keep the Obama administration’s family detention system from violating the law, the Department of J...

More Than 2,000 Central Americans Applied For Refugee Status To Come To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

U.S. officials created the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program to discourage children from taking the dangerous trip through Mexico to t...

Elise Foley

Democratic Members Say Reforming Family Immigrant Detention Isn't Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under intense scrutiny from congressional Democrats and human rights groups, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson annou...

Elise Foley

Critics Say Amenities Don't Make Up For Psychological Damage Done At Family Immigrant Detention Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sister Kathleen Erickson remembers watching a soccer game at a family immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas, while a detainee reco...

Elise Foley

Babies Are Coming To The U.S. To Work, According To Border Patrol

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security argued that deportation proceedings should continue against a child because she "...

Elise Foley

Mexico Now Detains More Central Americans Than The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crisis of Central Americans fleeing to Mexico and the U.S. hasn't ended, despite smaller numbers of migrants making it across the U....

Elise Foley

Backlash Against Mass Family Immigrant Detention Grows As Senate Democrats Pile On

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Democratic members in the House and Senate have now signed on to letters rebuking the Obama administration for expanding t...

Elise Foley

Immigration Agency Fails To End Criticism Over Family Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted on Wednesday to mitigate growing complaints over its detention of women and children. But ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Attorneys Allege ICE Is Intentionally Making It Tougher To Help Women In Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration attorneys working on behalf of women and children apprehended crossing the border illegally say that while detention facilit...

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

Identifying the Bodies of Border Crossers

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Those who attempt what is very risky journey often feel they have few other options, and the disappearance or death of those who don't survive is incredibly distressing for their families. Colibrí both help to contest the dehumanization of migrants, dignifying them as individuals whose lives matter.

Elise Foley

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 ...

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...