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FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting unaccompanied migrant kids

Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants by conning them to be reunited.

Hillary Clinton: US needs an orderly process for border kids

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a... Read more »

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FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones,... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help ease influx of migrants crossing the border

Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

The Obama administration is considering giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Government arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard to Texas border

Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of "lip service" from the federal government. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US

Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $5,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination: Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

ge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Number of migrant kids sent to Nogales dwindles

Immigrant children caught crossing the Mexican border into Texas illegally and alone are no longer being sent to a massive Nogales facility. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Arizona protesters rally in immigration debate

Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that the local sheriff told them would arrive. At one point, they briefly... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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How religious leaders are responding to the immigration crisis

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As politicians debate the merits of President Obama's funding request, faith leaders respond to the immigration crisis with petitions and prayer. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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House GOP prepares response to border crisis

House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Journalist, activist who has lived in US without legal documentation for years released by US Border Patrol

Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students' harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they'll mention a court date... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

Protesters faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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As 2016 looms, Chris Christie skirts hot-button issues

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who bills himself as a say-what-I-think straight-talker, has been unusually silent recently on some hot-button national issues. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Obama seeks support from leaders of states that will house thousands who have crossed border

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Lawmakers: Obama doesn't need Congressional action to order return of children crossing border

Two key lawmakers say President Barack Obama can alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis involving tens of thousands of child immigrants without waiting for Congress to act. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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