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In the US, the bottom 90 percent are poorer today than they were in 1987
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In the US, the bottom 90 percent are poorer today than they were in 1987

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - October 23, 2014

Once upon a time, the United States economy worked for everybody, and even the middle class got richer. But this story has been only a fairy tale…

Islamic State terrorists talked of entering U.S. through Mexico
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Islamic State terrorists talked of entering U.S. through Mexico

Nicole Gaouette | Bloomberg - September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating the United States through its border with Mexico, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Francis Taylor, under secretary for…

‘Writing was on the wall’ for child immigrant crisis, says new study
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‘Writing was on the wall’ for child immigrant crisis, says new study

Patricia Guadalupe - August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study on the child migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border published by the Inter-American Dialogue states that the ongoing crisis – while…

Mexico has key role in confronting surge of Central American migrants
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Mexico has key role in confronting surge of Central American migrants

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - August 5, 2014

HUEHUETOCA, Mexico — A few weeks ago, just about the same time that Mexican officials said they were putting a stop once and for all to the…

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…

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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…

Central American kids risk everything on road to US
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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.…

Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis
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Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis

Larry Luxner - July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The foreign ministers of three Central American nations – appearing jointly at a Washington conference on immigration policy – today urged the United…

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…

Fix the immigration crisis at its root
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Fix the immigration crisis at its root

Óscar Arias | Special to The Washington Post - July 20, 2014

The plight of the terrified Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their homelands has launched a passionate…