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Child Migrants

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

Roberto Suro | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.06.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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.

The Real Nature of America's Child Migrant Crisis

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

If the Obama administration wants to assuage this migrant crisis, it should invest in strengthening and providing these children, and American children, with educational and cultural literacy programs. The U.S. cannot eliminate the violence, crime, and instability that exist in these countries.

U.S. Scrambles After Huge Surge Of Child Immigrants Caught Crossing Border

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas -- An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their...

Interview: Sonia Nazario Discusses Enrique's Journey and Child Migrants (AUDIO SLIDESHOW)

Ted Hesson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Ted Hesson

From the age of 5, when Enrique's mother left Honduras for a chance to earn a living in the United States, he has dreamed of a time when they will be reunited, for an opportunity to find out if she really loves him.