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Unaccompanied Children

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here | 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...

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 3)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Overall, using the term "human" has been disingenuous all along because our government's role in addressing this child influx are false gestures that only attempt to "help" while leaving structural inequalities intact.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 2)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Our government isn't really invested in the well being of these children since our policies have played a great role in making them live as adults and placing them in harm's way all their lives.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 1)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Why such different regard from the government between these children and their parents when poverty, just like wealth, knows no age, but is rather inherited?

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.

Michael McAuliff

Reid Blames 'Crazy Ideas' By GOP For Stalled Border Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Republicans in the House for stalling efforts of Congress to deal with the crisis of c...

Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children: Responding With Compassion

Bethany Anderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Bethany Anderson

I hope that our country can answer suffering with compassion. I hope we can find solutions to our broken immigration system that work for all of us, immigrant and non-immigrant alike. I hope we can remember that behind all the talk about policy and border security, there are faces with names.

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

Shelter For Undocumented Immigrant Kids At Air Force Base Closes

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN ANTONIO -- A federal agency has closed the last of five temporary emergency shelters in Texas that housed unaccompanied undocumented immigrant chi...

Cristina Costantini

Military Base As Shelter For Immigrant Children | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.19.2012 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Air Force turned a San Antonio Air Force base into temporary shelter for 100 undocument...