Tag Archives: Unaccompanied Minors

The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Thousands Of Child Migrants Go Unrepresented In Immigration Court

LOS ANGELES — On a sunny afternoon in May, a petite 14-year-old girl walked through the doors of Public Counsel, a Los Angeles legal services organization, and filled out intake paperwork hoping the organization would represent her in court. She spoke … Continue reading

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Central American Families Fear Deportation As Raids Begin

Immigration agents are rounding up Central American families who entered the U.S. illegally within the past two years. They are mainly mothers with children whose asylum claims have been rejected.

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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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Cuellar: New Border Crossing Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story

MATAMOROS, Mexico — The number of unaccompanied children who were apprehended or surrendered to law enforcement on the southwest border dropped by more than 40 percent in the fiscal 2015 year, according to updated federal statistics. But one border lawmaker says … 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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National Guard Deploys To Bust Drug Crime In South Texas

LA JOYA, Texas — The National Guard is now descending on the South Texas border. It’s part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety. Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the never-ending flow of illegal drug … Continue reading

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Free-Market Think Tank Hosts Border Security Panel at State Capital

On Wednesday at the state capital, the Texas Public Policy Foundation held a panel discussion on border security, billing the event with the title “What is Actually Happening on the Border.” Among the speakers at the event were Texas Ag Commissioner … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Transition From Shelters To A Life In Limbo

The number of unaccompanied child migrants apprehended at the Southwest border fell by almost half between June and July, and there are reports that the number arriving continues to fall. That trend has helped ease the crisis of finding shelter … 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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