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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?

David McCabe

Key Sexual Abuse Protections For Child Migrants Await White House Approval, Frustrating Advocates | David McCabe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed regulations that could better protect unaccompanied child migrants in government facilities from sexual assault remain bogged d...

Elise Foley

John Boehner Blames Obama For Border Crisis Inaction | Elise Foley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Should Congress fail to approve funding to deal with the border crisis before the legislative recess in August, it will be President Bar...

Here Is a Cheap (and Great) Way to Handle the Issue of Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

When I was a 3rd year law student at Georgetown, I represented dozens and dozens of clients, argued motions, did pleas and sentencings, tried many bench trials, and a jury trial for a client charged with carrying a deadly weapon. My work did not cost the taxpayers a dime.

John McCain: Let Me Keep My Cell Phone!

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) doesn't like it when the government tells him to leave his cell phone behind. The senator grew heated at a hearing of th...

Unaccompanied Minors are "Uniquely Vulnerable" to Trafficking

Emily Roenigk | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Emily Roenigk

The crisis shows the inherent connection between our current immigration system and the prevalence of modern-day slavery.

Playing Politics With the Lives Unaccompanied Alien Children

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Bill Ong Hing

This is indeed a humanitarian crisis that deserves a humanitarian response. Let's take a deep breath and stop playing politics with children's lives.

The Urgent Humanitarian Crisis Doesn't Begin or End at the Border

Robin Reineke | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Robin Reineke

While there is no doubt that seeing children in such conditions is distressing, the public concern for the children's well-being is revealing itself to be deeply mixed with anxiety regarding the presence of Latino immigrants in the US.

Elise Foley

Darrell Issa Calls For Obama To Restart Deportation Of Dreamers | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking colleagues to sign on to a letter to the president demanding he end a program that keeps young pe...

Elise Foley

GOP Congressman Says Obama Should Violate Law And Deport Minors At Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) proposed a solution on Tuesday for dealing with the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border: The Obama ad...

Elise Foley

Democrats Call For Lawyers For Kids Crossing The Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats announced a bill on Monday that would prevent minors and people with mental disabilities from facing immigrat...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary To Parents: Don't Send Your Children To U.S. Illegally | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson penned an open letter over the weekend to parents who may be considering sending their children ...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration To 'Surge' Immigration Enforcement On Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to "surge" its immigration enforcement, open facilities to detain families and provide additional support...