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Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

Elise Foley

House Democrats: LGBT Immigrant Minors Need Better Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 60 House members demanded in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that it provide more information on when it will im...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich: Obama Refusing To Defend Borders, Flying In New Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich accused the president in a robocall to conservatives of putting...

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to jo...

Elise Foley

Most Of The People Who Crossed The Southwest Border Illegally Last Year Weren't From Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the last fiscal year, there has been a shift in the nationalities of people apprehended crossing the southwest border: for the firs...

Elise Foley

Jeh Johnson: Politicians Shouldn't 'Feed The Flames Of Fear' Over ISIS, Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson shot down claims on Thursday that a "porous" U.S. southern border is allowing terrorists, Ebola ...

Elise Foley

Honduran Mom Fleeing 'Horrific Acts Of Harm' Wins Asylum With Daughters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- An immigration judge granted asylum on Thursday to a Honduran woman and her children after the woman testified that she was beaten, ...

Roque Planas

New York's Big Move To Help Unaccompanied Minors Gives Kids A Fighting Chance

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The city of New York will help pay for legal services for minors from Central America who crossed the border illegally by themselves this ...

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...

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Elise Foley

Immigrant Mothers Face 'Unnecessary Cruelty' At Detention Facility, Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented immigrant mothers and children are kept in excessively cold conditions, given undercooked food and mocked by guards in a de...

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.

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 ...

Most Americans Say Child Migrants Should Be Reunited With Families Here: Poll

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Most Americans think the U.S. government should allow the more than 60,000 unaccompanied minors that have crossed illegally into the country this year...

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.

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 ...

David McCabe

Key Sexual Abuse Protections For Child Migrants Await White House Approval, Frustrating Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed regulations that could better protect unaccompanied child migrants in government facilities from sexual assault remain bogged d...

Migrant Children, Uninvited Guests, and Welcoming the Stranger

Donald Kerwin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Donald Kerwin

The debate over the large-scale migration of children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico has characteristically devolved into political theater. The evidence builds regarding the dangers that have driven the children's flight.

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.

Luis Gutierrez: Republicans Spreading 'Outright Lies'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) accused Republicans on Thursday of spreading "outright lies and exaggerations" during the current border crisis, particul...

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...

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...