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Child Migrants

Paddington and Empathy for Immigrant Children

Diana Liverman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Diana Liverman

Children will fall in love with Paddington bear, a migrant without papers who adores marmalade sandwiches and hides away on a boat to travel from his home in Peru to London hoping for a better life.

Detentions Of Migrant Children 11 And Younger Up 541 Percent In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.31.2014 | Latino Voices

The Mexican government detained more child migrants from January to November than in all the years from 2009 to 2012 combined, according to newly rele...

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 ...

Roque Planas

Honduran Child Rights Defender Explains Why Kids Will Keep Coming

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Police Rescue Boy Smuggled Into US And Held Captive

AP | BY ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Phoenix rescued a 13-year-old Honduran boy last week who was held captive by suspected smugglers after he crossed int...

Beauprez Says Colorado Shouldn't Care for Child Migrants Due to our "Inland" Location

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As reported by The Denver Post Wedneday, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez told KNUS-radio yapper Peter Boyles that he would not allow young immig...

Children in the Desert

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

This crisis needs a compassionate response from every city and our entire nation. I shudder when I see the angry outbursts about these helpless children coming from some communities.

Broken News: Is the Crazy Weather Getting to Our Collective Sanity?

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Isn't it strange that the GOP, the political party that has heretofore consistently and vociferously opposed frivolous lawsuits, spurious malpractice claims and the trail lawyers' lobby, has now decided to spend taxpayer money to hire trial lawyers to bring what is essentially a frivolous malpractice lawsuit against President Obama?

George Will to Child Migrants: 'Welcome to America

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

The issue of what to do with the tens of thousands of child migrants from Central America is a complex one to answer. A much easier question to answer is, "Would you deport these kids knowing that there's a good chance they would be hurt or killed within days or weeks of their return?"

The Rising Tide of Children at Our Borders

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

So desperate are they to be safe and have opportunities apart from violence, poverty and crime. These are children who simply want to be safe. To go to school, get a job and build a life. A life they simply cannot envision in their countries of origin.

G'head, Do the Gangs a Favor, Deport the Kids to Central America

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The gangs continue growing in numbers because of the relative powerlessness of the authorities in Central America. The police are outgunned and easily corrupted, while the judges and politicians are effortlessly cowed.

New York City May Begin Housing Unaccompanied Border Children

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.25.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is urging the city to consider ways to house unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S.-Mexican bor...

Jesus Christ, Refugee

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Forget about your politics or your party. Forget about what the commentator on Fox or MSNBC feeds you. Look into the faces of these children. There is Jesus. At the border. Being smuggled in under cover of darkness. Invite him in.

Why Aren't Child Migrants Fleeing to the U.S. From Nicaragua?

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Alex Nowrasteh

Explaining why Nicaraguan unaccompanied children migrants are not part of the recent surge may help explain why so many are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras -- the so-called Northern Triangle. Nicaragua has low rates of violent crime, gang membership, and fewer family connections to the United States than the Northern Triangle.

Central American Minors Seek Refuge in the US: A Crisis of Children as Targets of War

Anita Sinha | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Anita Sinha

Children have been all over the news, and for the wrong reasons. We know that children are increasingly the targets of wars across the world. Some of them are coming from neighboring countries into the U.S. to seek refuge. We should at least give them a fair chance to make their case.

The Children on the Rio Grande Have Families and They Are Here

Roberto Suro | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Roberto Suro

The Central American children fording the Rio Grande by the thousands each week this summer are heading to homes in the United States where parents and other relatives await them. They are not mindlessly fleeing crime and poverty. They are fleeing with a purpose and with a direction in mind.

'Life Ended There'

Politico Magazine | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

I met Mirabel in 2011, four years after she had left her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a city reputed to be the murder capital of the world. ...

A Meditation on the Unspoken Causes of Child Migration

Dan Kovalik | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

As is so often true, it is what is not being said about the current migration of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. that is the most important.

Drugs, Violence and Immigration: Think Twice, America

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Gen. Kelly's article should be read carefully by every American who uses illegal drugs and is under the delusion that it's okay because they're not hurting anyone but themselves.

Murrieta Immigration Protests Were Unfortunate, Unnecessary

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Murrieta protests were a shameful, sickening display of anti-immigrant sentiment. Such vigilante behavior and vitriol are out of sync with American values, and have no place in a civil society.

Hammering Away at Illegal Immigration from Central America

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Renowned American psychologist Abraham Maslow once said, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if i...

Deport the Children to Honduras and Stoke the Fire There

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

As immediately gratifying as it may be to those who want to strictly enforce U.S. immigration laws, the symptomatic approach is just making things worse.

Great, Another Tone Deaf Honduran President

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Mr. Hernández, who spent more than a week in Brazil for the World Cup, tried to defend his trip by arguing that it was not all play and no work. And while it may be true, it's hard to swallow in a country like Honduras with such a wide range crises, including the tragic exodus of its children due to fear and hopelessness.