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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 »

Central American Ministers Analyze Child Emigration to U.S.

Central American Ministers Analyze Child Emigration to U.S.

Foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras met in the Salvadoran capital to analyze the actions their countries should take in the case of children traveling illegally to the United States, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Obama Vows Commitment to Immigration Reform

Obama Vows Commitment to Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama spoke Friday at an Independence Day naturalization ceremony for U.S. service members and military spouses, stressing the contribution of immigrants to the country and committing himself to immigration reform. continue reading »

New York Times Urges Obama to Curb Deportations

New York Times Urges Obama to Curb Deportations

The New York Times urged U.S. President Barack Obama to curb the number of deportations of undocumented immigrants and make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to regularize their status so they can continue to live and work in the country. continue reading »

Protesters in California Halt Busloads of Young CentAm Migrants

Protesters in California Halt Busloads of Young CentAm Migrants

A group of anti-immigrant demonstrators prevented the arrival of three buses carrying some 150 Central American immigrant children at the Border Patrol processing center in the California town of Murrieta. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he will use executive orders to reform the U.S. immigration system as Republicans in Congress refuse to take up the issue. continue reading »

President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $2 billion in new funding to deal with the influx of Central American children who are crossing this country's southern border alone, at the same time that he is seeking more authority for his administration to speed up the deportation of those minors, a White House official told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

Dominican-born New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pled guilty to committing fraud by arranging marriage to obtain U.S. citizenship and of making a false statement to a bankruptcy court, judicial sources said. continue reading »

Study: Threats, Violence Force Most Central American Children to Flee

Study: Threats, Violence Force Most Central American Children to Flee

Most of the unaccompanied Central American minors who illegally enter the United States across the southern border are fleeing violence in their homelands, a U.S. researcher says. continue reading »

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

The governments of the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have begun a coordinated effort to halt the humanitarian crisis caused by massive arrivals of unaccompanied Central American minors at the southern U.S. border. continue reading »

Obama, Mexican President Discuss Influx of Child Migrants

Obama, Mexican President Discuss Influx of Child Migrants

President Barack Obama telephoned Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto to review possible responses to the surge in unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States across the southern border, the White House said. continue reading »

Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

A group led by New York state Sen. Gustavo Rivera launched Monday a campaign that proposes awarding state "citizenship" to the estimated 2.7 million immigrants who live in the Empire State, regardless of their immigration status. continue reading »

Miami Homeless Shelters Increase Capacity to Receive Undocumented Children

Miami Homeless Shelters Increase Capacity to Receive Undocumented Children

Miami's shelters for immigrant children have increased the number of beds they have available in order to accomodate the massive influx of unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, who in recent months have poured into the U.S. illegally across the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. continue reading »

Head of Homeland Security Visits Immigrant Detention Center in Illinois

Head of Homeland Security Visits Immigrant Detention Center in Illinois

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Democratic members of Congress from Illinois visited Friday the Broadview Immigration Detention Center in suburban Chicago. continue reading »