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Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

The Guatemalan government is investigating the possible death of another minor in the Arizona desert as he was coming to the United States, Vice President Roxana Baldetti said Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained in McAllen, Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told Poynter in an email. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is an undocumented immigrant and the founder of Define American. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Wants National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Texas Governor Rick Perry Wants National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he will not support the request for $3.7 billion President Barack Obama made to Congress to deal with the wave of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »

AIC: Facts About Humanitarian Challenge at Border

AIC: Facts About Humanitarian Challenge at Border

What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate continue reading »

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate surrounding the humanitarian challenge at our southern border. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration Courts Face Backlog of Over 375,000

U.S. Immigration Courts Face Backlog of Over 375,000

The backlog of cases in U.S. immigration courts reached a record high of 375,503 last month, according to data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. continue reading »

Latino Lawmakers Oppose Expedited Deportation of Young Migrants

Latino Lawmakers Oppose Expedited Deportation of Young Migrants

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said Friday they are roundly opposed to expedited deportation of immigrant children and they asked President Barack Obama to safeguard the young migrants' rights to due process. continue reading »

Most of 52,000 Child Migrants Now with Family Members in U.S.

Most of 52,000 Child Migrants Now with Family Members in U.S.

Most of the 52,000 Central American minors who entered the United States illegally since October 2013 are now staying with family members in this country, though they remain subject to deportation, the federal Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families said. continue reading »

“I Want the President to be as Bold and Generous as Republicans have Been Petty and Mean-Spirited”

“I Want the President to be as Bold and Generous as Republicans have Been Petty and Mean-Spirited”

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined at least 14 of his colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to say that July will be a month of action for the CHC to defend children fleeing violence and to push for prosecutorial continue reading »

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 »

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 »