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Child Immigrants

This Is What Back To School Is Like In A Texas Immigration Prison

AP | Will Weissert | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) -- In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. ...

Child Migrant Crisis Raises Questions For Schools

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Latino Voices

As the school year opens, the child migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border begs the question -- are the roughly 66,000 children who crossed illeg...

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.

Roque Planas

Honduran Child Rights Defender Explains Why Kids Will Keep Coming | 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...

Child Immigrants Not Mistreated, Memo Says

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the g...

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

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.

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.

Chicago Archdiocese Wants To Help Immigrant Children

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, July 16 (Reuters) - Roman Catholic officials in Chicago want to provide services, which may include housin...

GOP Candidate Hilariously Mistakes YMCA Kids For Migrants, Describes 'Fear In Their Faces'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress in Arizona snapped a photo of a passing school bus full of children on Tuesday near a housing facility for undocumen...

New York Confronts the Immigration Mess: What Will Progressives Do?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

For some, it's just a breakdown of law and order. For others, it's a moral challenge beyond ideology. And, quite reasonably, opponents of immigration are waiting to see how Progressive states react to requests to share the burden. Especially New York.

Border Crisis: A Defining Moment of Who We Are as a Nation

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The next time you hear about migrant children near the border, just picture them as your own. Then think what you would want our government to do.

Igor Bobic

How One Unlucky Journalist Learned Just How Secure The Border Is | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ask Republicans on Capitol Hill or Sunday show pundits and they'll tell you the same thing: Our southern border isn't secure -- just loo...

U.S. To Turn Warehouse Into Child Migrant Processing Center

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 08.23.2014 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccomp...

Child Migrants from Central America: 'War Refugees'

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

When people like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas blame the current surge in Central American immigrants on the Obama administration's "lax" immigration policies, they just don't know what they're talking about.

Roque Planas

Don't Blame Central American Newspapers For Influx Of Undocumented Children | Roque Planas | Posted 08.19.2014 | Latino Voices

A new conservative talking point holds that Central American newspapers are inaccurately reporting on U.S. immigration policy, thereby creating a stam...

The Changing Face of Migration: When Will the U.S. Response Change As Well?

Michelle Brané | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Michelle Brané

The unimaginable hardships these families face on the way to the United States are a testament to the desperation and fear that drive them to leave their home countries.

U.S. Scrambles After Huge Surge Of Child Immigrants Caught Crossing Border

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas -- An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their...