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For a special visa, young immigrants need a judge to rule they’ve been abandoned. Some judges refuse to decide.

by Antonio Olivo   on May 17, 2017   in the-washington-post   publication:

The Virginia Court of Appeals is considering two cases that could determine whether young undocumented immigrants can seek special visas intended for those who can’t return to their homelands because their parents have neglected, abused

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Obama thanks Mexico for ‘absorbing’ Central American refugees. His own administration wants to turn them away.

by David Nakamura   on September 20, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Obama convened a special summit of world leaders in New York on Tuesday to address the dramatic increase in refugees across the globe, which he called “one of the most urgent tests of our

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U.S. to expand refugee program for Central American minors

by David Nakamura   on July 26, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand a refugee program for Central American children who are fleeing danger, part of a broader effort to stem the unregulated flow of unaccompanied minors across the southern

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Fewer families, children surging across border, yet ICE raids to continue

by Jerry Markon   on February 4, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

The U.S. government will continue its controversial deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants even as the number of new illegal migrants has fallen dramatically, Department of Homeland Security officials say. After surging for months, the

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Deportation raids to continue, despite outcry

by Pamela Constable   on January 8, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

ATLANTA — It is quiet now, a little too quiet, along the suburban avenues lined with Salvadoran pupusa shops and Guatemalan bakeries. The stores are emptier than usual, and some of the waitresses and clerks

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Obama administration gets $750M to attack root causes of flow of unaccompanied children across the border

by Jerry Markon   on December 21, 2015   in the-washington-post   publication:

  A father holds his sleeping son, 3, after they and other undocumented immigrants were detained by Border Patrol agents on December 7 near Rio Grande City, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) As unaccompanied

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Unaccompanied children crossing southern border in greater numbers again, raising fears of new migrant crisis

by Jerry Markon and Joshua Partlow   on December 16, 2015   in the-washington-post   publication:

Unaccompanied minors are crossing the U.S. Southwest border in growing numbers again, sparking concerns that the new influx of children could eventually approach the levels that last year prompted the Obama administration to declare a

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Federal government ends hunt for housing for children crossing border

by Anita Kumar   on August 27, 2014   in the-washington-post   publication:

The Obama administration has quietly abandoned its aggressive months-long search for emergency shelters across the nation as the number of children illegally crossing the southern border alone continues to drop. At the same time, three

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Most children illegally crossing the border alone will be deported, White House signals

by David Nakamura   on July 7, 2014   in the-washington-post   publication:

The White House signaled Monday that it expects to deport most of the unaccompanied minors entering the country illegally across the southern border, employing the strongest rhetoric to date to indicate that an influx of

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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   in the-washington-post   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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