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UN Pushes For Fleeing Central Americans To Be Treated As Refugees

AP | By ALBERTO ARCE and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees dis...

Italy's Churches Shelter Refugees Despite Overflowing Migrant Crisis

AP | KAVITHA SURANA | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Italy's immigration crisis has so overloaded the government's centers that churches are now opening their doors to newly arrived migrant...

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued From Overcrowded, Sinking Boats

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

Italian and U.S. ships patrolling the Mediterranean Sea have rescued thousands of migrants making the treacherous journey from Africa to Europe since ...

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.

At Least 40 Dead As Boat Carrying Migrants Sinks Off Libyan Coast

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, May 11 (Reuters) - At least 40 people died and 51 others were rescued after a boat carrying mostly sub-Saharan African migrants sank off Li...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Hawaii Not Required To Fund Medicaid For Micronesians, Court Says

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii isn't required to fund Medicaid for migrants from three Pacific Island nations in Micronesia to make up for a reduction in fe...

As Congress Moves to Dismantle Immigration Reform, We Will Continue Our Fight to Defend Migrant Rights

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Brané

The Women's Refugee Commission is encouraged by President Obama's recent call to review enforcement procedures. We have long advocated for DHS to reform its immigration custody and deportation policies and have made numerous concrete and practical recommendations

Legacies of Migration and Exile

Rachael Freed | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rachael Freed

Just a day after returning from a legacy writing retreat with a focus on migration and legacy, I found myself in a nail salon listening to a woman sit...

Why Migrants Are Our Untapped Potential

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

Whether we can provide a framework that gives urban migrants outlets for their energy and aspiration is set to become a defining issue of the 21st century.

Guantánamo Bay Déjà Vu

Michael Rose | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Michael Rose

what may be a surprise to some is the fact that Obama isn't the first president to try to close Guantánamo after being confronted by hunger striking detainees who desperately tried to call attention to being held indefinitely, and he may not be the last.

Greece: Abusive Crackdown on Migrants

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Police Sweeps, Invasive Searches, Arbitrary Detention (Athens) – Athens police are conducting abusive stops and searches and have detained tens...

Puerto Rico Used As A Gateway To The U.S.

AP | DANICA COTO and TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 05.06.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Haitians have been fleeing their troubled country for years, trying to reach the U.S. or other Caribbean islands by sea or by...

A Forgotten Piece of Women's History

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Not quite realizing that behind every exceptional woman there is a community of faceless and nameless women who have helped sustain her, the legacies of the migrant women from Puerto Rico, sculptors of today's communities in New York, are all but forgotten.

Nearly 700 Asylum Seekers Rescued In Thailand

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

SONGKHLA, Thailand -- Thai authorities said Friday that about 700 people from Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya minority who had entered Thailand illegal...

How F*ckyoumotherf*cker Taught Me Influence Trumps Authority

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

One of the most basic skills an entrepreneur needs to master right out of the gate is the ability to persuade others.

Consequences of Climate Change: A World Awash With Environmental Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Andrew Lam

Whether humanity can move toward a global civilization will depend by and large on how it can act collectively to deal with what's arguably the central issue of our time: climate change and resulting human displacement.

The Changing Face of Migration: When Will the U.S. Response Change As Well?

Michelle Brané | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Michelle Brané

The unimaginable hardships these families face on the way to the United States are a testament to the desperation and fear that drive them to leave their home countries.

Janell Ross

Two Books, Many Faces Of Marco Rubio, As Romney Gives Him The Veep Vet

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

As news that Marco Rubio may be a serious contender for Mitt Romney's GOP running mate emerged Tuesday, so too did a pair of books detailing Rubio’s...

Royal Caribbean Ship Rescues 23 Cuban Migrants

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A cruise ship departing from Jamaica has rescued 23 Cuban migrants after someone aboard spotted their small boat. A spokeswo...

WATCH: What Migrants Left Behind While Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 01.24.2012 | Latino Voices

Not many people consider the human side of immigration, let alone take the time to document the belongings of those left behind by the migrants crossi...

Scholarship Plan Will Aid Haitian Students (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

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Somalia to Libya to Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 1

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

With Libya's inevitable collapse, Europe will likely see a tsunami of black refugees sweeping across the Mediterranean. And Malta and Italy will be t...

Economic Security or Border Security: Immigration and the New Congress

Vicki Gass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicki Gass

People make the difficult decision to migrate to the United States because of the lack of employment and the absence of long-term public policies to address poverty in their home countries.

Colbert, Immigrant Farm Workers Challenge Pundits And Unemployed To 'Take Our Jobs'

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

SAN FRANCISCO — In a tongue-in-cheek call for immigration reform, farm workers are teaming up with comedian Stephen Colbert to challenge unemployed ...