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Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pledging to fix the United States' "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.

US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States will allow some Central American children to apply for refugee status from their home countries, as Washington seeks to stem a large, clandestine influx of minors, U.s. Vice President Joe Biden said Friday.

Central American leaders offer plan to slow child migrant surge

GUATEMALA CITY – The presidents of three Central American nations that were the source of a wave of child migrants to the United States this year are going to Washington with a plan to boost economic growth and reduce violence in their countries.

For Central America’s migrant women, life can change in a second

“I left for the U.S., but halfway there I had the accident. I was riding above with some friends on the roof, and when we were arriving to the first immigration station, I was climbing down and all of the sudden a gust of wind came out of nowhere. I closed my eyes, and when I opened them, I was underneath the train."

Obama digs in even as he vows to work with Republicans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to work with Republican lawmakers after their midterm election win but warned he would act without them to protect his core agenda, starting with immigration reform.

Group criticizes US screening of asylum seekers from Honduras

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Adults who flee gang violence in Honduras and reach the U.S. border illegally are being swiftly screened and deported back to dangerous conditions without adequate opportunity to explain why they fear being sent home, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch charged in a report released early Thursday.

Giuliani lends Guatemala crime-fighting advice as murders climb

GUATEMALA CITY — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani landed in one of the world's most violent cities with advice on how the government could fight crime that has helped fuel a surge in child migrants to the United States.

Solís welcomes senior US Foreign Service officer on brief 3-country tour

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Feeley Monday morning as part of a three-nation trip by the State Department official. Feeley said his visit was to touch base with the Costa Rican president and shore up relations between the allies.

The life the migrants leave behind: The children of Guatemala

They're hoisted on their parents' shoulders, blasting trumpets or banging drums in school parades, or playing pickup games of soccer. The luckier ones attend private schools and wear crisp uniforms. The most impoverished might walk barefoot, or chase after tourists in hopes of selling a trinket.

Ellis Island in reverse: Where deportees go when they get home to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY — On the edge of the airport here is a one-story structure, the first stop for tens of thousands of migrants sent back from the United States. It's like a reverse Ellis Island.

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