Central America

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Honduras VP’s wife accepts donations in El Monte

EL MONTE (CNS) – The wife of Honduras’ vice president said today in accepting nearly $350,000 in aid for her country that more could be done to stem the surge of Central American child migration […]

07/17/2014

This photo taken July 1, 2014 shows Liberty High School principal Monico Rivas talking about his school in Houston, Texas.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students’ harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they’ll mention a court date […]

07/15/2014

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Expert discusses child migrant border crisis

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors at their meeting in Nashville. The Obama administration is trying to get support from the leaders of states that will host […]

07/14/2014

This photo taken through a chain-linked fence, shows Francisco Ramos, wearing a black hat, surrounded by immigration officials, as he identifies the body of his son, whose decomposed body was found in the Texas desert, in Guatemala City, Friday, July 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Migrant boy’s body arrives back in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The body of a 15-year-old migrant was brought home Friday, nearly a month after he died in the hot, dry brushland of southern Texas and became a symbol for the perils […]

07/11/2014

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the problems with the increased rise in apprehensions at the Southern border. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they’re struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they’ve been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens […]

07/09/2014

FILE - In this July 7, 2014 file photo, immigrant families and children's advocates rally in response to President Barack Obama's statement on the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the United States, outside the Los Angeles Federal building. Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, Obama on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up […]

07/08/2014

In this June 20, 2014 photo, a woman is helped from one boxcar to another, as Central American migrants wait atop the train they were riding north, hours after it suffered a minor  derailment in a remote wooded area outside Reforma de Pineda, Chiapas state, Mexico. Many migrants who say they are fleeing criminal violence generally are not eligible for political asylum, which is reserved for groups persecuted for their beliefs or identities. U.N. officials say there is no way of forcing the U.S. and Mexico to accept Central Americans as refugees, but a broad-based change in terminology could bring pressure on the two countries to do more. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase […]

07/08/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol boat secures the area as U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, left, talks about the dangers of crossing the U.S. border during a news conference for a Danger Awareness Campaign at Anzalduas Park next to the Rio Grande River in Mission, Texas on Wednesday July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)

US launches media campaign on immigration dangers

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by a surge in illegal immigration, especially by unaccompanied children, the U.S. government has launched a $1 million international media campaign warning families in Central America that it’s best to […]

07/02/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks power to return immigrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for increased powers to send unaccompanied children from Central American back from the U.S. border to the countries they’re trying to flee illegally. In a letter […]

06/30/2014

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Boehner urges military help for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is urging President Barack Obama to send National Guard troops to the southern border to help deal with the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America. In a […]

06/20/2014

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