Child Immigration Crisis News
Families and Children Illegally Crossing US-Mexico Border at Levels Not Seen Since 2014 Crisis
The number of undocumented immigrants being apprehended on the U.S. southwest border has nearly reached the levels of the 2014 summer border crisis, driven particularly by families, officials say. The influx stems from an increase in migration from Central America, Haitian nationals from Brazil and
U.S. Govt. Opens New Facility After Surge in Illegal Border Crossings
In response to the surge in immigrants crossing along the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opened a new facility Saturday to help process unaccompanied minors and families. The total number of Border Patrol apprehensions were up by 23 percent in fiscal year 2016
Obama's Deportation Policy by the Numbers
Donald Trump ’s immigration plan is set to be announced later this week. And if previous comments are any indication, the Republican presidential contender said he plans to focus on deporting criminals, similar to the current strategy of the Obama administration. "On Day One, I am going to begin
NC Community in Months-Long Battle to Bring Home Undocumented Teen, Despite Election-Year Controversy
When high school senior Wildin Acosta stepped outside his North Carolina home on a frigid morning this past January, his mother was watching through the window to send him off to school at Riverside High School in Durham. She then saw federal agents confront her 18-year-old son. The agents, who
US Dept. of Homeland Security Announces New Plan for Central American Refugees
In an effort to stem the flow of undocumented children and families across the southwest border of the U.S. and provide a solution to humanitarian challenges like smuggling and trafficking, today the Department of Homeland Security announced new measures to expand the United States’ Central
Martin O'Malley Suspends Presidential Campaign
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley suspended his campaign for President tonight, thanking Americans for "giving me an opportunity to be a part of writing this story of our country's future." "I want to thank everyone who came out to our events and lent me their ear and everyone who went out to
Children Don't Migrate, They Flee
ABC News' Serena Marshall talks to the photographers behind the new exhibit at the Russell Senate Office Building which depicts the harrowing journey of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America to come to the U.S.
White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But Over
The Obama administration isn’t claiming “mission accomplished” but it may be as close as the White House can get. The Border Patrol announced today that the unaccompanied minors crisis has all but ended, as the rise in children crossing the Southwest border has stopped. “It’s...
Declaring War On Ebola (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY: President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history, according to ABC’s MARY BRUCE and DEAN SCHABNER. Obama, who has...
Immigration Overhaul Revving Up on Capitol Hill Despite Fewer Crossings
Immigration overhaul is expected to take front-and-center of the domestic debate when Congress returns to Capitol Hill next week. Rumors also abound about exactly when President Obama might take executive action on the issue, while White House press secretary Josh Earnest this week offered no