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Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back To Honduras

Between five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back to Honduras, a morgue director told the  Read more >

Mapping Migration in the United States

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Ousted CBP Chief Says Shootings Covered Up

More than two dozen people have died in violent clashes with U.S. Customs and Border Protection since 2010. Despite public outrage over some of the killings, no agent or officer has faced criminal charges – or public reprimand – to date. Read more >

The Untold Story of Unaccompanied Minors

(Aug. 11, 2014) Public opinion remains deeply divided over whether the U.S. government has a moral obligation to offer asylum to Central Americans children escaping political persecution or violence in their home countries. Read more >

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Policy Recommendations on Unaccompanied Minors and Women at the US-Mexico Border

(Aug. 5, 2014) The South Texas Human Rights Center and the Working Group to Prevent Migrant Deaths have shared a new policy analysis and recommendations to address the current situation of unaccompanied children and women at the US-Mexico border. Endorsements of this statement may be emailed to dignidadya@yahoo.com. Read more >

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The Real Death Valley: The Untold Story of Mass Graves and Migrant Deaths in South Texas

In this new documentary on The Weather Channel, award-winning journalist John Carlos Frey follows a migrant story - people who have crossed the border but whose lives are still at risk as they move through Brooks County, Texas. A powerful and current film. Please watch at http://stories.weather.com/realdeathvalley

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The Untold Story of Unaccompanied Minors

Public opinion remains deeply divided over whether the U.S. government has a moral obligation to offer asylum to Central Americans children escaping political persecution or violence in their home countries. According to a survey published last month by the Associated Press, 53 percent of the U.S. Read more >

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US Immigration Scheme Totters as Migrant Crisis Worsens

The fight over immigration has centered recently on one group: tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the US border with Mexico. Read more >

Guardsmen to Game Wardens, Texas Mobilizes to Patrol Border

Along the Rio Grande here, the suspected smugglers trying to slip into the United States have certainly noticed their adversaries on the water: burly commandos in black-and-white boats mounted with .30-caliber machine guns and bulletproof shields. The patches on the officers’ camouflage fatigues identify them not as federal Border Patrol agents but as another breed of law enforcement entirely.

Texas game wardens. Read more >

Government Declares Undocumented Immigrant Child, Mother A "National Security Threat"

The Obama administration is using a Bush-era decision by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to classify the flood of undocumented immigrants that have hit the southern border as a “national security threat” in an effort to deny them bond during immigration status hearings.

Immigration attorneys said the argument, based on a 2003 decision by Ashcroft, has been employed against undocumented immigrant mothers with children being held at the Artesia, New Mexico, detention facility. Read more >