The death of the Guatemalan girl is the latest demonstration of the desperation of a growing number of Central American families and children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, often hoping to claim asylum, and it raises new questions about…
By Colleen Long, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
More than 5,700 service members are providing support at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, the president has authorized troops to defend border patrol agents, “including a show or use of force (including lethal force).” Nick Schifrin talks to former Army lawyer…
A fact sheet on "zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification" released Saturday night by the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies also says a parent must request that their child be deported with them.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Migrant children in the government's care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to protect them, according to a bipartisan congressional investigation released Thursday.
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Garance Burke, Associated Press
By Larisa Epatko
As countries bordering Syria reach capacity, more and more refugees are making the difficult decision to leave for an entirely different continent.
By P. J. Tobia
Since last summer the number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has decreased. By a lot. So, problem solved? Not so fast.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets.
By Pete Yost, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some minors under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in the United States.
By Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras
On a recent day, two community police officers patrolled a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Santa Ana on foot. With training and assistance from the U.S. State Department, El Salvador is trying to use a new philosophy…
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