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At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’
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At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Carola Solé | AFP - February 17, 2016

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- Pope Francis on Wednesday decried the human tragedy of migrants fleeing violence as he celebrated a huge mass on Mexico's border with the United States,…

US Supreme Court to review Obama’s power on deportation policy
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US Supreme Court to review Obama’s power on deportation policy

Robert Barnes | The Washington Post - January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether President Barack Obama has the authority to declare that millions of immigrants living in…

Amid deportation fears, immigrant advocacy groups teach resistance
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Amid deportation fears, immigrant advocacy groups teach resistance

David Montgomery and Pamela Constable | The Washington Post - January 14, 2016

HYATTSVILLE, Maryland. — There is an urgent conversation going on in Latino neighborhoods around the United States about how to react if confronted by federal agents. Listen: "If…

Costa Rica declares ‘success’ after first airlift of Cuban migrants
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Cuban migrants
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Costa Rica declares ‘success’ after first airlift of Cuban migrants

Zach Dyer - January 14, 2016

The first group of Cuban migrants flown out of Costa Rica reached the border with Mexico Wednesday afternoon, marking the first successful airlift of the migrants after spending…

US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
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US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

AFP - January 13, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The United States is to expand its refugee resettlement program to cover citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Secretary of State John Kerry said…

After Central America slog, Cubans can expect US welcome
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After Central America slog, Cubans can expect US welcome

AFP - January 12, 2016

The first 180 Cuban migrants, of nearly 8,000 stranded in Costa Rica, were set to fly Tuesday to El Salvador to continue an arduous journey through Central…

Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East
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Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East

L. Arias - December 30, 2015

National Police officers detained a truck near the Central Pacific town of Jacó early Wednesday carrying 51 undocumented migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In…

U.S. advocates urge better treatment of migrant children deported back to Guatemala
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Immigration
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U.S. advocates urge better treatment of migrant children deported back to Guatemala

Larry Luxner - July 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about dangerous Mexicans slipping across the U.S. border and stealing jobs from hard-working Americans has suddenly dominated the debate over immigration…

Tico migrants shipwrecked in Caribbean en route to US are still missing
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Tico migrants shipwrecked in Caribbean en route to US are still missing

L. Arias - April 24, 2015

Three Costa Ricans who leapt from a sinking boat off the coast of Bahamas are still missing, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday. The three had paid smugglers to take…

Boat skipper facing mass murder charge over migrant disaster
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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…

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