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Central American Immigration

Elise Foley

More Mothers, Children To Be Released From Immigrant Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making good on its promise to limit the detention of immigrant families by beginning to release women and ch...

Drug Cartels: Where Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Meet Today

Ana Davila | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

Much is said about the difficulties undocumented immigrants face due to the recent security measures taken in the Mexico-U.S border, but little attention is devoted to the role that Mexican drug cartels have played in reshaping the human smuggling dynamics in the last few years.

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....

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...

Healing Central America Starts With Women

Ana I. Grande | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Ana I. Grande

Educational and economic opportunities that allow children and youth to dream of a better tomorrow are integral to achieving peace.

Domestic Violence Victims May Now Be Allowed To Seek Asylum

Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum ...

One Man's Perspective on Our Central American Guests

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 10.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Barbara Alvarez

Several states have been struggling with the influx of immigrants. In some states and communities, refugees have been welcomed with open arms as they travel to reach relatives while waiting for their immigration or deportation hearings.

It's Not Enough To Allow Migrant Children To Stay in America. We Need To Bring Their Parents as Well

Maria de los Angeles Torres | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Maria de los Angeles Torres

In a year and a half, more than 14,000 unaccompanied minors made it to the United States.

Children at the Border Are Not a Crisis for Americans

Benjamin Powell | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Powell

The unaccompanied children arriving on our Southwest border are not causing an immigration crisis for Americans. Politicians, as usual, are sensationalizing the facts for their own partisan agendas.

Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Those advocating for denying entry to the Central American children cite the tremendous costs involved. And indeed, in our ongoing economic malaise, with deficits continuing to mount and prospects brightening little for America's own youth, how can the diversion of such enormous resources be justified?

Nicaraguans Are Not Migrating to the U.S. Because They Have Their Own ‘American Dream': Costa Rica

Sergio Ramírez | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Sergio Ramírez

Lines at the Costa Rican consulate in Managua are far longer than lines at the U.S. consulate. According to official statistics, at least ten percent of the population of Costa Rica is made up of Nicaraguans, although the population of clandestine migrants is huge.

Nicaraguans Are Not Migrating To America Because They Have Their Own ‘American Dream' Next Door: Costa Rica

Sergio Ramírez | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Sergio Ramírez

Lines at the Costa Rican consulate in Managua are far longer than lines at the U.S. consulate. According to official statistics, at least ten percent of the population of Costa Rica is made up of Nicaraguans, although the population of clandestine migrants is huge.

The Youngest Victims of the Drug War at Home and Abroad

asha bandele | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
asha bandele

Perhaps the terrible truth of drug war violence will finally be addressed as all of America bore witness this summer to the horror of some 52,000 unaccompanied children who were fleeing devastating violence that had erupted in Central America.

How a Bush-Era Law Led to Central American Immigration

John A. Tures | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Sarah Palin contends that President Obama isn't following the law. But perhaps we should read what the law actually is. And it turns out that not only is he following the law, but Republicans were among the ones who put together the bill that's leading to the crisis.

Not Our Children, Not Our Problem

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

When we stop behaving like xenophobic, isolationist silos, we might be able to prevent masses of people trying to escape abuse in their communities. We wait for crises to happen. We spend little time and money on prevention and we are in denial about the condition of the human spirit.

Migrants Ride a ‘Train of Death' to Get to America & We're Ignoring the Root of the Problem

Homero Aridjis | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Homero Aridjis

The evening news in Mexico regularly features footage of a ramshackle freight train known as La Bestia (The Beast) making its way across the country bearing a cargo of illegal immigrants trying to reach the United States's southern border. One can see hundreds of men, women and children perched on the roof, crammed between the boxcars, clinging to the sides.

How US Aid to Central America's Rich Drives Its Poor to Our Borders

Jeff Faux | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Lost in the domestic political noise is the role that US foreign policy plays in creating the intolerable conditions that drive the streams of immigration from the south. Ninety-five percent of the children in this latest flood come from nations that are virtual economic colonies of the U.S.

Immigration From Central America To Mexico Drops 70 Percent

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The number of Central American migrants crossing Mexico to reach the United States has dropped almost 70 percent over the last fiv...