Category: United States

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Hundreds Dead In Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The death toll from Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on Tuesday, continues to rise, with Reuters reporting this morning that nearly 500 people have died. Matthew is the strongest […] Read More >

Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants

This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on April 18, 2016. NEW YORK — It is an uplifting image: a child seeing her mother for the first time after […] Read More >

Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S.

This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on February 17, 2016, and is the first in a two-part series. NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan […] Read More >

Fourteen Arrested Protesting Georgia University Ban on Undocumented Students

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 […] Read More >

U.S. To Admit More Central American Refugees Amid Migrant Crisis

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 […] Read More >

US Agents Will Carry Guns in Mexico in New Joint Border Inspections

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 […] Read More >

Officials to Relocate 800 Central American Child Migrants to Dallas Area

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 […] Read More >

Report: More Mexicans Leaving the United States Than Arriving

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 […] Read More >

Obama Sets Stage For Supreme Court Battle on Immigration

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 […] Read More >

As UN Debate on Decolonization Begins, Puerto Rico Presses for Self-Determination

NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ […] Read More >