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Unaccompanied Minors

Number Of Unaccompanied Minors Entering U.S. Drops By About Half In A Year

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, July 7 (Reuters) - The number of unaccompanied children entering the United States across the southw...

Roque Planas

Mothers Launch A Second Hunger Strike At Karnes City Family Detention Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.14.2015 | Latino Voices

A group of 10 mothers locked in a Texas detention center with their children vowed Tuesday to launch a hunger strike to demand the release of dozens o...

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...

Hillary's Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Jarryd Willis

The international scope of what Hillary refers to as her "unfinished business" in Hard Choices goes beyond the perfunctory rhetoric aligning the liberal-conservative spectrum.

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 ...

Elise Foley

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Elise Foley

Groups Raise $1.5 Million To Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizations and individuals have raised more than $1.5 million to help unaccompanied minors who came to the U.S. from Central America ...

Immigration 'Court' Reform More About Justice Than Immigration

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.

Obama Administration Will Allow Legal Immigrants To Request Child Relatives As Refugees

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salva...

DHS Acknowledges A Majority Of Immigrant Families Fail To Report To Authorities

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.26.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of...

Roque Planas

New York's Big Move To Help Unaccompanied Minors Gives Kids A Fighting Chance

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The city of New York will help pay for legal services for minors from Central America who crossed the border illegally by themselves this ...

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.

Budget Bill Omits Funding For Immigration Courts

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle ...

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?

Elise Foley

San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Provide Lawyers For Kids Facing Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- San Francisco is one step closer to providing more than $2 million for legal representation for undocumented minors and parents who woul...

This 'Minor' Airline Fee Is A Major Hassle

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Airline junk fees come in all shapes and sizes, but this one may rank among the most bizarre. It comes to us by way of Andrea Hogan, who recently ...

A Father's Perspective on the Humanitarian Border Crisis

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Christopher Punongbayan

My son is too young to understand what is happening in the news, but one day I will have to tell him why our country is treating the children from Central America so inhumanely. I'm not sure what I will say about this shameful moment.

Help for the Weary Traveler

Tolu Olubunmi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Tolu Olubunmi

Basically, a child in a new land, who may barely speak the language is being forced to face an imposing figure in a black robe asking why he should be allowed to remain in the U.S. and not be returned to possibly die in the country he just fled. This is absurd.

What is Driving the "Central American Migrant Crisis"? US Economic Recovery

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda

The increasing number of migrant children being apprehended at the US border has finally focused media and political attention on the humanitarian plight of Central American migrant families.

Elise Foley

As Unaccompanied Children Cross Border, One Group Tries To Get Them Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wendy Young has witnessed many immigration court hearings where young children go up against a judge alone. There's one that sticks out ...

Apparel Industry Profiteers Must Fund Relief for Free Trade Refugees

Francis Calpotura | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Francis Calpotura

Free-trade laws do not hold corporations accountable for negative local impacts, but people are suffering because of CAFTA-DR. The apparel industry, which has profited above all other sectors, has a moral duty to respond.

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...

The Children on Our Doorstep

Ariel Zwang | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Unaccompanied minors have risked their lives to find safety in our country. And I urge you to speak out on their behalf, so that everyone has a better understanding of their plight and the need for a more proactive, thoughtful and compassionate response to this humanitarian crisis.