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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?

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 flew...

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.

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.

Midwives, Moses and the Demonization of Mothers Meditations on Exodus 1:8-2:10

Alison Harrington | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Alison Harrington

We need to hear this story anew because there are thousands of Jochebeds suffering in Central America because they too have put their babies in baskets and have watched them float down the Nile so that they might also be save from certain death.

Troubling Report Finds Children Are Getting Killed Once They're Deported From U.S.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Latino Voices

As a debate continues to rage in the United States over whether to treat the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border as refugees or to summarily ...

Q & A: Minors Crossing The Border Don't Always Get Lawyers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of m...

First and Foremost, Border-Children Crisis Is a Civil Courts Crisis

Sara Warner | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

When we cut courts funding, the criminal-court side of the system gets first call on resources -- it has all those pesky constitutional guarantees that prevent years of backlog. So civil courts get less and less.

A Parent's Courage

Julieta Garibay | Posted 10.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Julieta Garibay

I saw firsthand the pain of refugees knocking at our nation's door trying to stay alive. We can't forget that this debate must be centered on the simple fact that they're human beings.

Border Problem, Beltway Crisis

Mark Hetfield | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Mark Hetfield

The children at the border are only a symptom of a crisis of extreme violence in Central America and a crisis inside the Beltway caused by a dysfunctional Congress that misses opportunity after opportunity to fix our broken immigration laws. This is a life and death issue.

Elise Foley

Martin O'Malley Accuses White House Of Spinning His Immigration Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) pushed back this week on the White House for trying to "spin" his comments on unaccompanied minors aft...

Change That Is Difficult to Believe In

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Laura Merriman

believed that change we could believe in meant a true progressive in office. Obama once famously said, "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." Yet save for some miracles in his final two years, mediocre, and many times worse, is exactly what kind of a president he has been.

In Central America, War Without a Name and Refugees Without Papers

Noah Bullock | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Noah Bullock

It will take political courage from leaders on both sides of the border to recognize the gravity of the violent conflict and break the ideological and policy paralysis around immigration and the obligation to protect.

Christina Wilkie

Rick Perry: Record-High Arrests Of Migrants From Countries With 'Terrorist Ties'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday said that undocumented immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border constitutes a significant terrorist ...

Elise Foley

House Passes Dead-On-Arrival Bill To Address Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House approved a funding bill Friday evening to address a crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally, sending...

Marina Fang

House Democrats Fume Over GOP's Border Crisis Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats delivered a full-throated condemnation of the revamped GOP border bill on Friday, calling the bill "mean-spirited" and s...

Elise Foley

House GOP Aims To Pass Funding For Border Crisis, Then Gut Dreamer Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House is expected to vote later Friday on a reworked and even more conservative package to address the ongoing border crisis, with m...

Elise Foley

John Boehner Calls Harry Reid's Idea 'Nutso'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that he isn't going to let immigration reform become part of the effort to address the...