Violence in their home countries has prompted tens of thousands of children in recent years to cross international borders and make their way to the US and other countries.  But when these youths — some as young as two years old — arrive in the US, they often face... Continue »
Greg Sargent makes an excellent point today at the Washington Post about the GOP’s response to the children fleeing violence story — and how it does nothing to help their image as the party of deportations.  See, Republicans have been blaming President Obama’s policies, specifically DACA, as the reason... Continue »
Today is World Refugee Day, and some members of Congress are using the opportunity to speak compassionately about the children at the border fleeing violence.  As they and others have made clear, the children are refugees who are traveling to the US as well as other countries to escape... Continue »
Washington, DC – Addressing the surge of children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the borders of the U.S. and other countries is a humanitarian crisis, not a political football.  As Leslie Velez of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees recently told National Journal, “It’s a humanitarian crisis in... Continue »
Check out this fact sheet released today, “Myths and Facts on the Central American Migration Surge” from the Society of Jesus in the United States and the Washington Office on Latin America. View the original fact sheet here. Myths and Facts on Central American Migration Surge Continue »
Former acting commissioner of the US Customs & Border Patrol Agency Jason Ahern spoke with Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning about children at the border, and called the issue an “international humanity crisis.” Ahern emphasized the plight of the children and said that they are coming to the US to... Continue »