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Mexico To Increase Railroad Surveillance In Hopes Of Deterring Immigrants

AP | Posted 08.26.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal official says the government plans to improve railway surveillance and increase the speed of northbound trains ...

24 More Bodies Recovered In Italy's Refugee Rescue Of Libyan Refugees

AP | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

ROME (AP) — The Italian navy has recovered another 24 bodies from an overturned fishing boat during rescue operations for the thousands of would-be ...

100 African Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

AP | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Li...

Carolina Moreno

What A High School Soccer Team In The South Can Teach America About Acceptance

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices

As the United States wrestles with a demographic shift set in motion by the fast-growing Latino population, a small North Carolina town could offer th...

What If Governments Were More Like Tech Startups? How to Grow a City in Honduras

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Zach Weissmueller

How do you fix a system that's so broken and corrupt that the citizens living under it go to lengths such as jumping aboard a freight train nicknamed "The Beast" with their children just to escape it?

Our Duty to the Children at the Border

Constance L. Rice | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Constance L. Rice

We endangered these kids and now owe them safe harbor from the danger that we helped to create.

Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.

Horrifying Discovery Made In Texas

stories.weather.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Latino Voices

In "The Real Death Valley," we tell the story of Fernando Palomo, a 22-year-old Salvadoran who happened to be a talented artist, and who was beaten wi...

5 Terrifying Facts About Undocumented Asian Americans

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Sahra Vang Nguyen

America prides itself as being the "Land of Opportunity." It's about time we ensure that opportunity is a real possibility for all people living in this country.

Immigrant Drivers' Licenses: An Opportunity to Empower Domestic Violence Survivors in California

Ariana Gil | Posted 08.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Ariana Gil

With a license, a survivor can more easily transport her or his family to safety, find work so she or he doesn't have to depend financially on an abusive spouse or partner, and rebuild their life.

How This Woman Went From Undocumented Immigrant To Tech Influencer

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.11.2014 | Latino Voices

Despite being one or the leading voices in the tech world, Laura Gómez didn't always have such a strong foundation. Before she was the co-founder ...

Migrant Debts and Obama's Non-Solution to the Child Immigrant Crisis

Richard L. Johnson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Richard L. Johnson

Moral arguments aside, with every detention and deportation of debt-laden migrants, the U.S. only deepens the need for Central American households to send a loved one north.

Americans Deeply Worried Undocumented Immigration Is Threatening U.S. Way Of Life, Economy

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

By Alistair Bell KINGSTON, New Hampshire, Aug 7 (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. ...

Joe Biden On Minors At Border: 'These Are Our Kids'

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants s...

The Border Isn't Along the Border

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Doug Levitt

The border isn't along the border alone, it's everywhere in America. It lives along the frayed lines of battered nerves, those of American-born citizens who fear their parents' deportation could come at any time (in many cases, grandparents of now second-generation Americans).

American Jesuits: U.S. Must Welcome Immigrant Children

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion

(RNS) American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee childr...

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.

Immigration Activists Arrested At White House Protest

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, dozens of activists were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the continued deportations of undocumented i...

Elise Foley

White House: 'Extraordinary' That GOP Would Vote On Deporting Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House went after House Republicans on Thursday for their "extraordinary" decision to vote -- again -- on ending a policy that ...

This Is What It's Like To Be An Undocumented Worker In South Carolina

National Journal | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—At the grocery store, Erik notices how the cashiers sometimes smile at the customers ahead of him in line, but not at him....

Marina Fang

House Democrats Shame GOP For Not Caring About Border Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats publicly shamed Republicans on Tuesday for what they said is a lack of compassion toward undocumented children streaming...

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...

Texas Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Will 'Come In And Hurt You'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A Texas lawmaker claimed Monday that undocumented immigrants crossing the border will unleash criminal activity nationwide if the government does not ...

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.

New York City May Begin Housing Unaccompanied Border Children

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.25.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is urging the city to consider ways to house unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S.-Mexican bor...