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Immigrant parents urge U.S. officials to help their children flee Central American violence

by Pamela Constable   on June 12, 2014   publication:

Two months ago, Lucy Cabrera’s adolescent son and daughter called her from Honduras in tears. They said gangs had threatened to kidnap them, and they begged her to help them flee to the U.S. She

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KIND on The Bill Press Show

by Bill Press   on June 12, 2014

Listen to KIND Communications & Advocacy Director, Megan McKenna, on The Bill Press Show discussing the child migration emergency that is on the verge of becoming a humanitarian crisis for thousands of unaccompanied children.


Record Number of Unaccompanied Children Crossing Into US: Study

by Jessica Michele Herring   on June 12, 2014   publication:

The number of unaccompanied children crossing into the United States has nearly doubled in the last year, signaling an alarming trend that is becoming a troubling humanitarian crisis. Since October, there has been a record

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Southwest border sees surge of young, unaccompanied migrants

by Alex Wagner   on June 9, 2014   publication:

In the past eight months, more than 47,000 child migrants have been trying to cross the southwest border into the United States. Wendy Young and Cindy Carcamo discuss. Watch here.   http://www.msnbc.com/now-with-alex-wagner/watch/southwest-border-sees-surge-of-young-migrants-277299267928


U.S. Borders Swamped By Child Migrants

by Tom Ashbrook   on June 9, 2014   publication:

  Listen to the audio, HERE. A new wave of young children are riding the rails through Mexico and crossing the U.S. border — alone.  We’ll ask why. The numbers of children surging over the

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Could rumors be partially responsible for an influx of unaccompanied children to the U.S.?

by Katie Zezima   on June 6, 2014   publication:

Could rumors be partly responsible for a massive influx of children from Mexico and Central America to the U.S. border that President Obama has called an “urgent humanitarian situation?” Possibly. There is one thing that

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Influx of unaccompanied child migrants exposes strained system

by Amanda Sakuma   on June 4, 2014   publication:

A surge of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. illegally is spiraling into a full-blown humanitarian crisis trapping thousands of children in political stagnation over immigration reform. The administration is running a triage operation to

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Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip

by David Greene   on June 4, 2014   publication:

David Greene talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario about the growing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico attempting to migrate to the U.S. Listen to the audio, HERE.


Wave of Minors on Their Own Rush to Cross Southwest Border

by Frances Robies   on June 4, 2014   publication:

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — After a decade apart, 13-year-old Robin Tulio was finally heading to the border to be with his mother. A maid, living illegally in Baltimore, she had decided the time was

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Thousands of children are fleeing Central America to Texas — alone

by Dara Lind   on June 4, 2014   publication:

Over the past few years, thousands of children under the age of 18 have fled Central America, hitched rides on top of trains through Mexico, and crossed into the United States on their own. On

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