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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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70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them?

by Ian Gordon   on June 3, 2014   publication:

Officials have been stunned by a “surge” of unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. N A DOORLESS desert safe house in northwestern Mexico, the drug traffickers sized up the boy—17 years old, 1,700 miles

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Alone, Illegal and Underage: The Child Migrant Crisis

by Jennifer Scholtes and Emily Ethridge   on May 28, 2014   publication:

On America’s southern border, officials have watched for the past few years as a trickle of children crossing the Rio Grande illegally without their parents has turned into a veritable flood. So many kids, in

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Child Migration is a Refugee Crisis Happening Right Among Us

by Jorge Ramos   on May 25, 2014   publication:

According to a 2014 report from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, the number of children coming to the United States without a parent or legal guardian is surging. In 2012, there were 13,625

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Immigrant Children

by Wendy Young   on May 21, 2014   publication:

To the Editor: Re “U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone” (news article, May 17): The United States is experiencing a child migration emergency that calls for an entirely new

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Children Crossing Border Strain Facilities

by Suzanna Gamboa   on May 19, 2014   publication:

The nation’s southern border has seen a dramatic increase in the number of children coming to the U.S. on their own hoping to find parents and fleeing tough or dangerous circumstances. So many have come

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Border braces for new surge

by Mike Lillis   on April 11, 2014   publication:

Officials at the southern border are bracing for another wave of child immigrants in the coming months, though they anticipate a much lower crest than last year. Migration analysts project that almost 40,000 unaccompanied children

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Immigration court holds special sessions for kids caught crossing border alone

by Erica Pearson   on March 31, 2014   publication:

Ian, 3, was one of dozens of children who recently stepped before a judge during a separate New York Immigration Court calendar for kids seeking to avoid deportation. While Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeks to

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One Boy’s Immigration Story Signals Hope for Children

by John Cadiz Klemack   on March 18, 2014   publication:

A teenage boy who crossed the US-Mexico border on his own will as a child is a success story for a nonprofit group whose mission is to help more children avoid deportation after coming to

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