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What is Driving the "Central American Migrant Crisis"? US Economic Recovery

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda

The increasing number of migrant children being apprehended at the US border has finally focused media and political attention on the humanitarian plight of Central American migrant families.

Obama Administration Seeks $1.2 Billion For Border

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant c...

Obama Blames Immigration Delay On Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

President Obama fired back at criticisms of his decision to push back a much-anticipated executive action on immigration. Immigration reform advocates...

Policy Alternatives for Central America in Conflict and Crisis

Noah Bullock | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Noah Bullock

The media spotlight has all but moved on from the recently white-hot humanitarian crisis on the Southern U.S. border involving upwards of 60,000 child refugees from Central America. Sadly, the region has faded from the headlines, but the conditions on the ground that force families from their homes persist.

Why The White House And Republicans Both Failed To Stop The Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Usually, when the entire political world has a collective freakout over an issue, Congress conjures up a legislative response. But we do...

This Group Backs Obama Taking Action, Even If Congress Won't

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Most Californians would support President Barack Obama's issuing an executive order to deal with the flood of immigrant children ...

In Praise of Mark Krikorian's Honesty: Let the Child Migrants Die

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

As political leaders debate whom to blame for the surge of child migrants, most agree on one goal: deporting the children as quickly as possible. Yet few advocates of their removal are willing to state on the record that the children's death is a strong possibility.

Neither the Crisis Nor the Solution Is at the Border

Liz Kinchen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Liz Kinchen

The 57,000 children who have recently amassed there are a tiny percentage of the hundreds of thousands who daily confront such extreme conditions that they've been driven to these extreme means in a desperate search for safety and sustenance.

Lawmakers Hear Voter Anger Over Undocumented Migrants In Town Halls

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti DALLAS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a r...

Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Treatment Of Mothers In Deportation Proceedings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and civil rights groups filed a suit Friday against the federal government, alleging it is trampling on due process by makin...

With Congress Gridlocked On Immigration, States Pursue Their Own Solutions

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Supports Legislation To End DACA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in an interview published Thursday that he supports legislation ending the president’s program to defer de...

Jason Linkins

Worrying About Ebola Coming Over The Border Is The Hot New Thing In Paranoid U.S. Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

What's hot for August 2014? Basically, August has been terrible, so I'll say that for me, it's been "sheltering in place with a bottle of Xanax and an...

Sending My Son to Central America: A Mom's Reflections on Unaccompanied Children

Cheryl Doss | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Cheryl Doss

No parent sends a child across the world without a tightening of the chest, an ache in the heart, and prayers that they will be safe. A compassionate policy will not halt this flow of children, but it would recognize the dreams that all parents have for their children's safety and survival.

Obama Weighs Broader Move On Legal Immigration

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful inte...

Dem Chief Piles On: Deported Children Face 'Certain Death'

Politico | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also thinks deporting children detained at the border is sending them back to “cer...

David McCabe

Key Sexual Abuse Protections For Child Migrants Await White House Approval, Frustrating Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed regulations that could better protect unaccompanied child migrants in government facilities from sexual assault remain bogged d...

Giving Migrant Families a Reason to Stay Home

Gustavo Payan | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Gustavo Payan

As a father, I can understand the desperation that would compel a parent to risk his child's life for the promise of a better future. Yet I am appalled and heartsick that 57,000 children have migrated to the U.S. with no parent or guardian.

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

Republicans in Deep Denial: Latinos Are Angry at You

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In the latest attempt at Photoshopping Latinos' deep and wide loathing of the Republican Party, National Review's Reihan Salam informs his readers that "Immigration Reform Is Not the Key to the Latino Vote."

Lessons About Refugees From an Australian Immigration Crisis

Gerhard Hoffstaedter | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Gerhard Hoffstaedter

I am very privileged to have a passport that allows me to freely move across the world. Many people are not that lucky.

Obama Faces Potential Rifts With Democrats In Mounting Immigration Fight

AP | JULIE PACE and ERICA WERNER | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward ...

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.

First and Foremost, Border-Children Crisis Is a Civil Courts Crisis

Sara Warner | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

When we cut courts funding, the criminal-court side of the system gets first call on resources -- it has all those pesky constitutional guarantees that prevent years of backlog. So civil courts get less and less.

Republicans, Tea Partier In Big 2014 Battle Clash On Immigration

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and BECKY BOHRER | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alas...