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Boat skipper facing mass murder charge over migrant disaster
Crime
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Boat skipper facing mass murder charge over migrant disaster

Fanny Carrier with Angus Mackinnon in Rome | AFP - April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Italy -- The Tunisian captain of the migrant boat in which 800 people are feared to have drowned is set to be charged with mass murder over the…

Experts debate approaches to stemming Central America gang violence
Crime
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Crime
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Experts debate approaches to stemming Central America gang violence

Larry Luxner - September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s highly publicized influx of child migrants from Central America via Mexico to the U.S. border has sparked intense debate about the proliferation…

Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families
Global
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Global
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Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families

David Nakamura | The Washington Post - August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit last Friday asking a federal court to stop the Obama administration from expediting the deportations of Central American…

Mexico stops Central American migrants from climbing ‘Beast’ train
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Mexico stops Central American migrants from climbing ‘Beast’ train

AFP - August 8, 2014

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Mexican authorities have launched operations to block Central American migrants from illegally heading to the United States, stopping them from hitching rides on a…

Did we forget the lesson the ‘Greatest Generation’ fought so hard to learn?
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Did we forget the lesson the ‘Greatest Generation’ fought so hard to learn?

Michael Crump - August 1, 2014

Costa Rica’s former President Óscar Arias is correct in his assessment of the cause of the current U.S. “child immigration problem.” The clear takeaway is: If you…

Immigration
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Only 108 child migrants given US asylum in 2014

AFP - July 30, 2014

Just 108 of the thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the U.S. border have been granted asylum in 2014, in a process that often takes more than…

Nearly three quarters of US citizens think their country should shelter (not rush to deport) unaccompanied minors
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Nearly three quarters of US citizens think their country should shelter (not rush to deport) unaccompanied minors

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican party might favor rushing to deport the tens of thousands of migrant children that have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since…

Central American kids risk everything on road to US
Immigration
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Immigration
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Central American kids risk everything on road to US

AFP - July 25, 2014

Marco saw his hopes and dreams crumble before his eyes, barely scraping a living in his western Guatemalan town as it fell victim to drugs and gangs.…

Obama administration touts migrant smuggler crackdown at US-Mexico border
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Newsletter
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Obama administration touts migrant smuggler crackdown at US-Mexico border

AFP - July 23, 2014

The United States has arrested 192 suspected migrant smugglers in a crackdown on Mexico's border with Texas in under a month, authorities said Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary…

Experts at D.C. panel deny lax US border controls are to blame for immigration crisis
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Experts at D.C. panel deny lax US border controls are to blame for immigration crisis

Larry Luxner - July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the presidents and foreign ministers of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala prepare for Friday’s White House roundtable with President Barack Obama, experts here…

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