By Blake Seitz | 07/28/14 02:00 PM
After a meeting Friday with the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose nationals have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border in hope that they will be allowed to stay, President Obama again gave those mostly-underaged immigrants hope in a speech designed to discourage them from trying...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/16/14 03:58 PM
The best way to stop the surge in unaccompanied minors across the U.S.-Mexico border is to help the Central American countries the children are coming from, an advocate told Congress on Wednesday.
By Terence Jeffrey | 07/16/14 11:15 AM
Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool.
By Arthur Dewey and James Purcell | 07/15/14 03:20 PM
To avoid an open-ended commitment for the U.S. that might go beyond even the $3.7 billion now requested from the Congress, we need a comprehensive plan of action that would give the Congress a clear blueprint for how the money would be spent.
By Steve Chapman | 07/14/14 10:29 AM
In the eyes of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, the crisis on our southern border demonstrates the failure of our immigration policy. They are correct, though not in the way they think. The failure in our immigration policy comes from the persistent belief that we can make rivers run uphill.
By Michael Barone | 07/13/14 05:24 PM
The flood of underage--and many not-so-underage--illegal immigrants from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crested in the Rio Grande Valley, but now the waters are being diverted and channeled to other parts of the United States.
By Michael Barone | 07/13/14 03:09 PM
The flood of underage--and non-underage--illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a "man-caused disaster." The man who caused it, more than anyone else, is Barack Obama.
07/12/14 06:16 PM
SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children attempting to illegally cross into the United States was buried in his hometown Saturday, amid prayers and tears from his family. Neighbors in this mountain village...
07/11/14 05:01 PM
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 facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S. The remains of Gilberto...
By Shikha Dalmia | 07/10/14 05:26 PM
Anti-immigration hardliners are blaming the surge of minors -- 90,000 alone this year, a five-fold increase from 2011 -- on America's lenient deportation policies and the prospect of "amnesty." The reality is more complicated.
By Michael Barone | 07/10/14 04:08 PM
Over at FiveThirtyEight, Ben Casselman has a good article on something I've also written about: the changing patterns of immigration.
07/08/14 01:22 PM
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — The death toll in from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake near Mexico's border with Guatemala has risen to five, with authorities confirming two more deaths in Mexico. The director of civil defense for the Mexican border state of Chiapas says a total of four people...
By Paul Bedard | 07/07/14 12:26 PM
A majority of Americans want the illegal children sent home and 53 percent believe U.S. taxpayers should be compensated by Central American countries responsible for the flood.
07/02/14 04:03 PM
SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy. His mother begged him not to go. "The better treatment would have been if he stayed," Cipriana Juarez Diaz said in a tearful...
By Paul Bedard | 06/30/14 02:58 PM
A majority of the unaccompanied Central American youths rushing into the United States have parents already here and know that federal authorities are legally required to unite the families, according to an immigration expert.
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