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Arizona Residents Protest Arrival of Undocumented Immigrant Children

With dozens of undocumented immigrant children expected to arrive Tuesday morning at a secluded boys camp in the Arizona mountains, protesters will gather to greet the federal buses in a potential replay of this month's demonstrations in Murrieta, California — with the support of the local sheriff. Read more >

The Children of the Drug Wars: A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis

Cristian Omar Reyes, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon — “no matter what.” Read more >

The Government Is Using Subliminal Songs To Scare Immigrants

Guess who commissioned “La Bestia,” a Central American radio hit about the dangers of the journey to America?

“Migrants from everywhere, entrenched along the rail ties. Far away from where they come, further away from where they go,” singer Eddie Ganz croons in Spanish over the Caribbean beat of the marimba, a wooden xylophone-like instrument from Guatemala. “They call her the Beast from the South, this wretched train of death. With the devil in the boiler, whistles, roars, twists and turns.” Read more >

New Website for Friendship Park/El Parque de la Amistad

The Friendship Park/El Parque de la Amistad has a new, updated website: http://www.friendshippark.org/

Here is a description of this important binational initiative: Read more >

Border Event Promotes Peace Amid Immigration Crisis

In the midst of an immigration crisis, musicians from both sides of the US-Mexico border come together for an event celebrating children. 

Members of the San Diego Symphony and the Baja California Orchestra performed together on both sides of the border at Friendship Park Sunday.

The music without borders event dedicated to showing love for children comes amid a national crisis over the surge of Central American children entering the US illegally.

Divided by just a fence, two orchestras played simultaneously along the California-Mexico border Sunday. Read more >

Opinion: Like those children, I too fled Central America

A few days after my little brother received death threats, he and I jumped on top of la Bestia -- the Beast -- the train heading north, to escape El Salvador. The country that financed the armed forces seeking to kill our friends and family would be our destination for safety. Read more >

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