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Migrant Children

Candidate For Congress Identifies With Central American Child Migrants

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More...

Lessons About Refugees From an Australian Immigration Crisis

Gerhard Hoffstaedter | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Gerhard Hoffstaedter

I am very privileged to have a passport that allows me to freely move across the world. Many people are not that lucky.

Obama's Vow To Speed Up Deportation Of Children At Odds With Public Opinion

Reuters | Rebecca Elliott and Jon Herskovitz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON/McALLEN, Texas, Aug 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children from Central Americ...

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

Most Americans Think U.S. Should Shelter Child Migrants, Not Deport Them

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossmann | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. An...

The Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Protecting Refugee Children at our Borders

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

This is 2014, when hundreds of angry protesters in Murietta, California, chant "USA, USA, USA" while blocking a busload of hungry, tired, lonely children from a long journey in search of a concrete floor to serve as a bed.

Carolina Moreno

Eva Longoria Calls On U.S. To Protect Child Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.23.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- As a child growing up in a Texas border town, Eva Longoria recalls asking her father, “Why were we born on this side?” to which he ...

The Fight For Border Justice Unites Unlikely Religious Groups

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

Though immigration is a polarizing issue, the plight of migrant children at the southern border of the United States is so dire that an unlikely assor...

How About the President and the Opposing Parties Actually Begin Running This Country Again?

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Laura Wellington

Both sides have valid points with undeniable realities that result from their divergent positions. Equally as real is the future of the foundation of which we built this country - which currently hangs in the loop.

Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the U...

Jesus was a Migrant Child

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

Christ was born with a bounty on his head during a government-sanctioned infanticide of all male children under two years of age. In order to save their child's life, Joseph and Mary had to flee with Jesus across the border of neighboring Egypt.

GOP Candidate Hilariously Mistakes YMCA Kids For Migrants, Describes 'Fear In Their Faces'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress in Arizona snapped a photo of a passing school bus full of children on Tuesday near a housing facility for undocumen...

Taking Kids as They Come: Soccer, the Border, and Dealing With Migration

Paul Cuadros | Posted 09.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Paul Cuadros

Over the past 15 years, one thing has become very clear to me: As a country we have rarely tackled the causes of migration beyond border enforcement, which has been mildly successful. The current crisis lays bare the failings of this shortsighted policy.

Time for Cooler Heads to Prevail on Migrant Children

Seth M.M. Stodder | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Seth M.M. Stodder

Some would say that instead of providing more funds to care for children, we should crack down by amending the law to allow for summary deportations, and by dramatically increasing our enforcement capabilities at the border. This reflects neither the reality of the problem nor our values as a nation.

Migration Crisis: How Are These Children Crossing the US Border So Easily?

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

No American can be left uninterested about what is happening on our U.S. southern border with multitude of children literally walking through the border into the U.S.

Protesters Force Buses Carrying Migrant Children To Reroute

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag...

Arizona Rushes Supplies To Site Holding Migrant Kids

AP | BOB CHRISTIE & ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied migrant minors who spent the night sle...

370 Abandoned Migrant Children Found

AP | Posted 03.30.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Saturday that in one week they found 370 migrant children who had apparently been abandoned by traffickers...

Indonesia Neglects, Abuses Some of the World's Neediest Children

Andreas Harsono | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Andreas Harsono

In 2012, Indonesia reached a milestone. For the first time in recent history, the number of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Indonesia topped 1,000. Yet Indonesia doesn't protect the vulnerable newcomers. Instead it detains, abuses, and neglects them.

Unprecedented Border Enforcement Proves Costly for Women, Children and Families

Michelle Brané | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Michelle Brané

What does unprecedented enforcement spending actually mean for a vulnerable migrant seeking protection in the United States?

Child Labor and Agribusiness Churn Washington's Food Fight

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Child farmworker struggles are symptoms of a blight that's buried by the spin of corporate agriculture: the politics of the food system are spoiled rotten.