Immigration

US Coast Guard sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

Coast Guard officials and social workers are seeing many more Cubans risk their lives on homemade rafts.

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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15-year-old migrant boy found dead in Rio Grande Valley buried in Guatemala hometown

A 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown Saturday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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'It's a nuisance': US border effort sputters as migrants cross repeatedly even after being caught

A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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House chairman: President's $3.7 billion border request 'too much'

The chairman of the House committee that controls spending says President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too much money and the House won't approve it. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Mayor signs law to create NYC municipal ID cards

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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