Tag Archives: Central American Migrants

With More Central American Migrants Coming to U.S., Concerns About Another Surge

New numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol show that the number of families illegally crossing the southern border has more than doubled since the same time period last fall. That’s causing concern that there could be a new surge of … Continue reading

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US Seeks To Curb Central American Child Exodus With Youth Programs

CHALCHUAPA, El Salvador — The once-staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has slowed dramatically in recent months. But to discourage future migration flows, many say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be … Continue reading

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The Day After Deportation: Salvadoran Teen Returns to the Town He Fled

American immigration courts are gearing up to decide the fate of tens of thousands of children from Central America who came to the United States border in recent months. Meanwhile, Mexico has been cracking down on these migrants en route north, … Continue reading

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Multiple Reasons Drive Decrease In Central Americans At The Border

NEAR HIDALGO, Texas —People in South Texas are still catching their breath after the recent surge of illegal border crossers from Central America. That sudden spike has declined significantly since the peak of summer. Cicadas hummed and giant reeds rustled … Continue reading

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Most Child Migrants Reunite with Family, but Some May Need Foster Care

The term “unaccompanied minor” has been used for the large numbers of children crossing the border illegally in recent months, but what’s not often talked about is exactly how many of these kids cross the border with no parent or … Continue reading

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Chairman of Border Sheriffs Coalition says National Guard Troops Won’t Solve Humanitarian Crisis

Governor Rick Perry has announced his plan to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border in response to the recent influx of Central American migrants. Perry says the troops are needed to protect against threats from Mexican cartels … Continue reading

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