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Obama Insists He Can Resolve Border Crisis From Afar

Obama Insists He Can Resolve Border Crisis From Afar

President Barack Obama said he does not need to visit the southern border to resolve the crisis arising from the massive arrival of unaccompanied Central American children and he urged Congress to grant his budget request for $3.7 billion in supplemental funds to address the influx. continue reading »

Mexico Repatriates Over 300 Honduran Children

Mexico Repatriates Over 300 Honduran Children

Mexican authorities have repatriated to Honduras 309 underage undocumented migrants so far this week, the Casa Alianza humanitarian organization said Wednesday. continue reading »

Immigration Organizations File Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

Immigration Organizations File Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

Several organizations on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the administration of President Barack Obama over the lack of attorneys protecting the rights of immigrant children in deportation proceedings. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Offer Tips for Dealing with Border Patrol

Immigration Activists Offer Tips for Dealing with Border Patrol

Activists in the U.S. Southwest are offering tips to local Hispanic populations on what to do when stopped at one of the Border Patrol's internal checkpoints. continue reading »

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

The United States and Cuba on Wednesday are holding here a new round of talks aimed at preventing illegal migration and facilitating regular migration flows. continue reading »

Central Americans Experience “Frightful Nightmare” en Route to U.S.

Central Americans Experience “Frightful Nightmare” en Route to U.S.

Rapes, robberies, hunger and cold. Central American children traveling through Mexico en route to the United States experience a "frightful nightmare," according to what a Honduran teenager told Efe, adding that she will "never again" make that journey. continue reading »

From Gangs to Coffee Rust: Push factors for Central American Migrants

From Gangs to Coffee Rust: Push factors for Central American Migrants

Giovani Melendez, 31, fled this Central American capital with his family, setting out suddenly on a search for safety in the United States after gangs demanded growing extortion payments he was unable afford. The family -- Melen continue reading »

Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

The Obama administration will ask Congress for more than $2 billion Tuesday to address the urgent humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico. In the past nine months, more than 50,000 children and teenagers have crossed that border illegally on their own, continue reading »

White House:  “Most” Undocumented Migrant Children Will be Deported to Home Country

White House:  “Most” Undocumented Migrant Children Will be Deported to Home Country

The White House toughened its stance on the situation created by the massive arrival of unaccompanied and undocumented Central American children along the U.S. southern border, saying that "most" of them do not meet the requirements to be allowed to remain in the country for humanitarian reasons and will be deported. continue reading »

Report Says Obama Should “Go Big” on Immigration Action

Report Says Obama Should “Go Big” on Immigration Action

This week, President Obama concluded that the House would not act on immigration reform this year, leading him to announce that he would use his executive authority to fix what he could of the immigration system on his own. This is a welcome decision, although details of his plans are unlikely to unfold until later in the summer, following consultation with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder. continue reading »