Student activists protesting at Georgia State University on Monday, shortly before being arrested. (Image: Freedom University)

Undocumented students and activists in Georgia staged sit-ins at three state universities on Monday, calling for an end to policies they say unfairly deny undocumented student access to public higher education. Six students were arrested in the city of Athens after refusing to leave a building on the campus of the University of Georgia, and…

Public health professionals working to combat the Zika virus in Brazil. (Image: Youtube)

Top Story — The World Health Organization declared Thursday the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to thousands of cases of birth defects in Brazil, is “spreading explosively.” The WHO’s Americas division now forecasts as many as 4 million cases of the disease could spread throughout the hemisphere, and governments across the region are scrambling to respond….

Unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexican border. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced in an address to the National Defense University on Wednesday that the country will expand the number of Central American refugees it admits into the country with the help of the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations. The announcement of the new refugee policy is…

The U.S.-Mexico border crossing at Tijuana. (Image: Prayitno, CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — The United States and Mexico inaugurated a joint inspection program on Tuesday that, for the first time in history, will allow armed U.S. customs officials to work on Mexican soil. The program, which aims to reduce congestion at the border, was made possible after Mexican legislators in April overturned a long-standing ban…

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán following his capture on Friday (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced on Sunday that it has launched extradition proceedings against recaptured drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, but the Sinaloa Cartel leader is sure to battle his transfer to the United States, where he is far less likely to escape from prison for a third time. Agents from Interpol formally notified…

Unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexican border. (Image: YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — Some 800 unaccompanied child migrants who traveled to the United States from Central America in the last few months will be relocated to two Dallas area campsites over the next few days. The U.S. Border Patrol reports that at least 10,588 unaccompanied children crossed into the United States in October and November…

Federal police in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. (Image: Jesús Villaseca Pérez, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Four people were released from prison in two border towns in Mexico, after spending years incarcerated for crimes which rights groups say they were wrongfully accused and later convicted of after confessing under torture, The Associated Press reported Thursday. “The fact that judges in different states of the country can strike down shaky accusations based…

Mexican immigrants march in 2006 for more rights in Northern California's largest city, San Jose. (Image: z2amiller, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Top Story — More Mexicans are now leaving the United States than arriving, a Pew Research Center report released on Thursday revealed. Data from the center’s 2014 Mexican National Survey showed that more than one million Mexicans and their families left the United States for Mexico from 2009 to 2014, compared with 870,000 Mexicans who…

U.S. President Barack Obama announcing executive orders on immigration in 2014. (Image:White House, Public Domain)

Top Story — On Tuesday, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama announced it will appeal a Monday ruling made by a federal appeals court that jeopardized the administration’s plan to forestall the deportation of some 5 million people. The appeal sets the stage for a potential summer Supreme Court hearing on the controversial immigration…