What happens to child migrants after they turn themselves in at the U.S. border? We take a step-by-step look at their journey once they enter the U.S.
In our news wrap Friday, leading Republicans demanded change to a 2008 statute that bars quicker deportations for children illegally crossing the border. Several Democratic lawmakers say they oppose such a move, but the White House left open the possibility.
By Erica Werner, Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
Republicans demanded speedier deportations, which the White House initially had supported but left out of its proposal after complaints from immigrant advocates and some Democrats. The top House and Senate Democrats pointedly left the door open to them. "It's not…
Many migrants from Central American countries report being mugged, raped or threatened with other violence as they try to make their way to the United States, according to a survey recently released by Doctors Without Borders.
By Jim Kuhnhenn and Erica Werner, Associated Press
President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children…
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained trying to cross into the U.S. since October. Most hail from areas rife with poverty, violence and smugglers. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Marshall Fitz of the Center for American Progress and…
By PBS NewsHour
Protests in the Southern California town of Murietta have added pressure to the mounting debate over how to receive a flood of unaccompanied children migrants from Central America trying to cross into the United States. President Obama has called the…
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from their home countries.
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