| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:20 PM
President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A red truck pulls into an empty parking lot off Fairfax Avenue just before 6 a.m. René Portillo gets out in a rush and heads to a blue shoe box of a building wearing a message in faded paint: "THE NEW YORK TIMES Expect The World." To the right, a...
| Jul 8, 2014
Got a busload of immigrant children? We'll scream at 'em.
Got a problem with gun violence? We'll flaunt our assault rifles in the aisles of Target.
Worried about the environment? Too bad, sucker, we're busy customizing our pickup trucks with...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:53 PM
On a June morning last year, Alex Alvarez left his home in the lush Salvadoran region of Morazan to make the now-familiar journey of tens of thousands of other young immigrants from Central America.
There was no father or mother to send him off with a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:10 PM
When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles.
For the girl, the perilous journey north...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Forty-six immigrants carrying temporary visas arrived at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fontana on Thursday aboard Homeland Security buses.
The church is helping federal agencies process the immigrants.
Following anti-immigrant protests in Murrieta,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piñatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:09 PM
With tens of thousands of vulnerable children crossing into the United States from Mexico without their parents, border states are facing a humanitarian crisis.
Many of the children being apprehended at the border are fleeing unspeakable violence in...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:10 AM
President Obama will send a letter to Congress on Monday requesting more than $2 billion to pay for tighter border enforcement and humanitarian assistance to respond to the swell of children from Central America illegally crossing the border without their...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nine months ago, in the Wall Street Journal, a former Bush administration official described the sorry plight of children now streaming northward across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hundreds of children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are...