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This Video Will Give Lennon's ‘Strawberry Fields Forever' A New Meaning

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices

La Santa Cecilia just gave “Strawberry Fields Forever” a whole new meaning. The Grammy-winning band covered John Lennon’s iconic tune, chang...

Migrants

Christina Pacella | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Christina Pacella

There is no doubt that the 32 people who lost their lives on the Costa Concordia need and deserve justice. But in a land where values and fundamental ...

Obama Tells Central America Leaders Undocumented Migrants To Be Sent Home

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Central American leaders on Friday that his administration had compassion for the influx...

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Pramila Jayapal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Pramila Jayapal

Here are seven ways President Obama and Congress can help ensure the safety and well-being of the women and children caught at the border, and make our immigration system fairer now and in the future.

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...

Not All Migrant Kids Are Equal: Central Americans Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get the Boot

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Erin Siegal McIntyre

There's a big difference between how Mexican and Central American kids are treated once they cross the border. Mexican children and teens are deported almost immediately, in what's called expedited repatriation. The Central Americans aren't-- that is, yet.

Suffer the Little Children

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The Alliance for Progress did much good but it got pushed aside by the demands of our commitment in Vietnam and somehow withered away. In the intervening years, we have treated Latin America as a sideshow.

Italy Rescues 1,800 Migrants Over Weekend, Recovers 5 Bodies

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

ROME, July 21 (Reuters) - Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merch...

Addicted Republicans Wage War on Latino Voters

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans really can't help themselves -- when they see an opportunity to irritate the Latino electorate, they go for it with gusto.

Controversial Sheriff Stirs Up Anti-Immigrant Protesters

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that...

U.S. Deports Honduran Children In First Flight Since Obama's Pledge

Reuters | Gabriel Stargardter | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, July 14 (Reuters) - The United States deported a group of Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the f...

UN Pushes For Fleeing Central Americans To Be Treated As Refugees

AP | By ALBERTO ARCE and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Haitians have been fleeing their troubled country for years, trying to reach the U.S. or other Caribbean islands by sea or by trekking across the isla...

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.