Tag Archives: Child Migrants

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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Attorneys Concerned About Legal Access For Migrant Kids

So far the federal government has not allowed volunteer attorneys to visit the Nogales, Ariz. facility housing about 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Now, attorneys say upcoming changes could make it even harder for these children to get legal counsel before they are … Continue reading

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Perry Warns of a “Trail of Tears” From Central America

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of … Continue reading

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Short-Term Border Facilities Holding Some Child Migrants Too Long

The federal government is scrambling to house a surge of unaccompanied Central American children and teenagers apprehended crossing the border illegally, many in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Obama administration officials said Monday federal agencies are requesting more than $2 billion … Continue reading

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