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Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled their recommendations for dealing with the child immigration crisis on the southern border, a list that begins with deploying the National Guard and contains legal changes to facilitate the process of deporting the minors. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Every day, hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Central America attempt the arduous journey through Mexico and turn themselves over to U.S. border patrol -- with the hope that they will not be turned away. continue reading »

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

The Children’s Services unit within USCCB’s department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) provides community-based services to support the reunification of unaccompanied children with their family members. The USCCB released the following statement. continue reading »

Texas Group Finds Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief

Texas Group Finds Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief

More than half of the unaccompanied Central American children who are in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S. border could be found eligible for relief by a U.S. immigration judge, according to an assessment by Refugee and Immigrant continue reading »

Border Patrol Sees Drop in Number of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border

Border Patrol Sees Drop in Number of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border

U.S. border authorities have recorded over the past two weeks a significant drop in the number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the southern border into the United States, a welcome easing of the humanitarian crisis caused by the flood of youngsters arriving in the country in recent months. continue reading »

Activists Head to Central America to Help Stop Child Migrants

Activists Head to Central America to Help Stop Child Migrants

The Colorado chapter of the Evangelical Immigration Table announced Friday that a group of experts flew to Central America to educate families about the dangers of sending unaccompanied children to the United States. continue reading »

Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

The Florida Immigrant Coalition described as "scandalous and cruel" the detention of more than 100 undocumented immigrants during a raid in the Gulf coast city of Naples. continue reading »

Influential Latino Senator Denounces Accelerating Deportations

Influential Latino Senator Denounces Accelerating Deportations

The influential Democrat who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday categorically rejected any modification of the law to bypass normal procedure to accelerate the deportation of undocumented migrant children. continue reading »

Over Half of Americans Want Legal Procedures Against Child Migrants Sped Up

Over Half of Americans Want Legal Procedures Against Child Migrants Sped Up

More than half of Americans - 53 percent - think that the legal process for reviewing the cases of undocumented Central American children who cross the country's southern border should be speeded up, whether that results in their being given asylum or deported, according to a Central Pew Research survey published Wednesday. continue reading »

Americans More Concerned About Immigration

Americans More Concerned About Immigration

The proportion of Americans who feel that immigration is the biggest problem facing the country rose 5 percent in June to 17 percent this month, the highest since 2006, pollster Gallup said Wednesday. continue reading »

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

As only Jon Stewart can do it! Jon Stewart takes on the current anti-immigrant panic, noting that it's maybe a little weird for people to be terrified by children. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Orders Inspections of State’s Children’s Shelters

Mexican Governor Orders Inspections of State’s Children’s Shelters

Gov. Salvador Jara said Wednesday that he ordered inspections of all the shelters in Michoacan following the discovery of more than 500 children living in squalid conditions at a private facility in the western Mexican state. continue reading »

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles will offer refuse to unaccompanied minors detained after they crossed the U.S. border and the city government is in the midst of talks with federal agencies to be able to put its plan into effect, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. continue reading »

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

Texans Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) and Sen. John Cornyn (R) will soon introduce a bill that expedites the removal of unaccompanied children from Central America. Their measure, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National continue reading »

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Undocumented Activist Released from Border Patrol

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Undocumented Activist Released from Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas - after detaining him earlier on Tuesday - released the most prominent undocumented immigrant in the country, journalist and activist Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter said in a statement. continue reading »