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

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal court to stop the Obama administration from expediting the deportations of Central American immigrant families being held in a New Mexico detention center.

Mexico stops Central American migrants from climbing ‘Beast’ train

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 freight train known as "The Beast."

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

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 interfere in the internal affairs of another country you create a responsibility for the outcomes. At least, try not to be shortsighted to the point of repeating past mistakes.

Only 108 child migrants given US asylum in 2014

Since October more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended crossing the border, and about three-quarters of them are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras -- Central American countries where youths are fleeing poverty and gang violence.

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

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 the fall of last year, but the U.S. populace does not. In fact, the vast majority — nearly three quarters — of people in the U.S. feel quite the opposite, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Central American kids risk everything on road to US

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

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.

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

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 met to discuss how to stem the influx of Central American children that has overwhelmed U.S. border officials, sparking a humanitarian crisis.

Fix the immigration crisis at its root

The root cause dates to the parents and grandparents of the young people fleeing their countries today — our region's "lost generation," those who were children and teenagers in the 1980s. Back then, two superpowers — the United States and the Soviet Union — chose our region as a place to work out their disputes. They were eager to help Central America transform students into soldiers.

Obama to host Central America leaders for immigration talks next Friday

U.S. President Barack Obama will host next week the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to discuss how to stem the flow of tens of thousands of immigrant children across the U.S. border.

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