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  • Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students

    Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year. The Democratic governor also approved a...
  • 10 migrants come ashore in Manalapan; Haitian activist anticipates more

    10 migrants come ashore in Manalapan; Haitian activist anticipates more
    Ten people from four different countries were in federal custody after a suspected human-smuggling boat arrived on shore of the wealthy town of Manalapan early Monday, according to border authorities. The migrants, none of whom had any documentation to...
  • Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general

    Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general
    Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
  • Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated

     Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the country, his office announced Wednesday. Gutierrez, a Democrat,...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach
    The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said...
  • Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids

    Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids
    Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Mexican-U.S. border and walking into the arms of an overwhelmed immigration system. Each child arrives not only with a personal tale — Why did he or she leave home?...
  • Militias patrolling Texas border draw scrutiny, concern

    Masked militias have arrived in South Texas with semiautomatic rifles and tactical gear, causing a stir not only in border communities, but among state officials. News of the militias has spread at a time when the border has grown more militarized in...
  • Man tries to hang himself from U.S.-Mexico border fence in Calexico

    Man tries to hang himself from U.S.-Mexico border fence in Calexico
    A 27-year-old man tried to hang himself from the border fence in Calexico, authorities said Monday. A U.S. Border Patrol agent near 1st Street saw the man scaling the fence with a rope on the Mexico side about 7 p.m. Sunday, the Press-Enterprise...
  • Mexican law enforcement accused of firing on U.S. border agents

    Mexican law enforcement accused of firing on U.S. border agents
     A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed into U.S. airspace and fired two shots, just missing American Border Patrol agents and prompting a quick apology from Mexican authorities in what is the second incursion this year of Mexican forces into United...
  • Enrique's Journey | Chapter Five: Notes About Sources

    Bullhorns: written from interviews with Enrique and Rio Grande camp dweller Hernan Bonilla. Words agent shouted through the bullhorn: from Bonilla, confirmed by Enrique. Lost phone numbers: from Deacon Esteban Ramirez Rodriguez of Parroquia de Guadalupe...
  • Border Patrol to ship detained families from Texas to California

    Border Patrol to ship detained families from Texas to California
    Hundreds of families caught illegally crossing the border in Texas will be flown to Border Patrol stations in Southern California in the coming days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. Adults with children being held in overcrowded Border Patrol...