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On Trial for Stopping Operation Streamline

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 03.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

Operation Streamline is all about besmirching migrants as criminals instead of processing their cases through civil or administrative immigration courts, as in the past.

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...

CO State Senate Leaders Suggest Paying TX to Secure Border

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As House Republicans are poised to vote to stop Obama's executive order to halt deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, two Colorado State...

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Andrew Tucker Avorn

Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.

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

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 ...

Friday Talking Points -- Is There Anybody Out There?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You know what might help in this crisis-to-end-all-crises? Having a Surgeon General in office. President Obama nominated someone for the job last November, but his confirmation has been blocked ever since.

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...

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...

A Father's Perspective on the Humanitarian Border Crisis

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Christopher Punongbayan

My son is too young to understand what is happening in the news, but one day I will have to tell him why our country is treating the children from Central America so inhumanely. I'm not sure what I will say about this shameful moment.

Roque Planas

16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices

What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done amon...

On the Edge: A Tijuana Tech Tour

Carla Holtze | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Carla Holtze

My decision to travel to Tijuana with 19 other investors, leaders and entrepreneurs from Mexico and the United States on the #TJTechTour was met by my friends and family with bewilderment and concern. Tijuana may never be the epicenter of software and technology innovation that Silicon Valley is, nor does it purport to be.

Q & A: Minors Crossing The Border Don't Always Get Lawyers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of m...

The Immigration Crisis: Just Another Byproduct of the Drug War

Neill Franklin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Neill Franklin

Until we alter our drug strategy, we can expect more murder and mayhem south of our border -- and greater numbers of immigrants fleeing north for safety.

A Parent's Courage

Julieta Garibay | Posted 10.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Julieta Garibay

I saw firsthand the pain of refugees knocking at our nation's door trying to stay alive. We can't forget that this debate must be centered on the simple fact that they're human beings.

Rick Perry Fails Fact Check On 'Criminal' Claim

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In discussing his decision to send the National Guard to the Mexico border, Texas Gov. Rick...

The Rocket's Green Glare

James Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
James Moore

The SpaceX decision to build a launch facility near Brownsville will, eventually, be considered a historical moment that began the transformation of the Rio Grande Valley. However, SpaceX is only the most high-profile development in a series of investments being made in this 120-mile stretch of the Texas-Mexico border.

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.

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.

As Migrant Crisis Hits US Border, Texas Town Keeps It Classy

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Building a bigger fence may play well around the cable-TV studio desks where pundits gather to yak in faraway New York and Washington. But down in El Paso, it's a foreign concept.

Border Fence Knocked Down By Heavy Rains

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence ...

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.

Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Governments Must Reassess Their Priorities

Luis E. Montes | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis E. Montes

For there to be real progress, there must be a real focus on the issues that matter. It's time for the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to assume responsibility, look introspectively, clean up and strengthen their institutions to stop the exodus.

Applying our Pro-Life Convictions to the Border Crisis

Daniel Darling | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Daniel Darling

As someone who has devoted much of my life to defending the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family, I'm concerned about the rhetoric often employed when talking about these children who have recently crossed our borders.

Sam Stein

Boehner Won't Get Help Passing House GOP Border Bill, Top Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Republicans unveiled the outlines of a bill on Wednesday to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors on the nati...