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Migration

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  • Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status

    Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status
    In a fiery speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said he was confident after meeting with President Obama last week that the president will move forward in the coming months with an executive order that...
  • Refugees, and American youth: "Our lives matter"

    Refugees, and American youth: "Our lives matter"
    The Root news site's Keli Goff recently wrote about child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America and seeking refuge at our border. Unfortunately, she supports deporting them, while claiming that we have our own black children to care...
  • Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass

    Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass
    During Sunday Mass at a sunlit cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, a 22-year-old woman stepped timidly to a podium and began her story. "My name is Dunia Cruz," she said in Spanish. "I came here from Honduras." As she spoke of the gang violence that...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry orders 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for “empty promises” in dealing with an influx of Central American children and...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of minor crimes. The legislation by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) reduces the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence by one day...
  • O'Malley seeks to house immigrant children in foster homes, not large centers

    O'Malley seeks to house immigrant children in foster homes, not large centers
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and a group of faith leaders agreed Monday that thousands of immigrant children who have poured into the United States should be housed in foster homes and other small settings, not large centers as the federal government has...
  • Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?

    Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrants and asylum seekers. Italy started a rescue-at-sea operation called Mare...
  • Lawmakers scramble on child immigration

    — Questions continue to swirl around the young immigrants flooding across the border, forcing congressmen to scramble for scarce details, including information on the children's whereabouts. On Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is...
  • #Sendthemback [Commentary]

    #Sendthemback [Commentary]
    I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
  • Rick Perry's border campaign for president

    Rick Perry's border campaign for president
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide day care? After all, this latest wave of undocumented immigrants is making headlines...
  • More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.

    More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.
    A couple of weeks ago, sisters Karen and Sindy Laucel joined the exodus of youths from Central America, hoping to reconnect with their mother, who had left this farming village a decade ago in search of work in the U.S. With so many heading north, now...