Central America

Women and children sit in a holding cell at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after being detained by agents near the U.S.-Mexico border on Sept. 8, 2014 near McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigrant Children Begin School At Federal Immigration Jail

In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice.

09/16/2014

Central American immigrants sit atop the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-U.S. border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014. (credit: ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Cracking Down On Central Americans Riding ‘The Beast,’ Sending Them To Deportation Centers

Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

08/29/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Relaxes Standards For Immigration Shelters, How Much Space Each Child Needs

Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have.

08/06/2014

Part of a group of seven Guatemalan children accompanied by their mothers and caught illegally in the United States, is escorted upon arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on July 18, 2014. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Smuggler: ‘Business Is Very Good’

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?”

07/21/2014

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed on July 15, 2014. (credit: Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)

Border Patrol: Agents Have Detained Fewer Immigrant Children Over Past 10 Days

The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday.

07/18/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent: US Government ‘Completing The Smuggling Cycle’ For Illegals

A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”

07/11/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

HHS Spokesman: Allowing Photos To Be Taken Of Immigrant Children ‘Could Compromise Their Safety’

Teenage immigrants from Central America spent Thursday playing soccer and board games at a temporary shelter at Fort Sill, seemingly unaware they are at the center of the political firestorm over U.S. immigration.

07/11/2014

Immigrant rights activist Mary Estrada speaks with anti-immigration activists during a protest outside of the U.S. Border Patrol Murrieta Station on July 7, 2014 in Murrieta, Calif. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Stops Immigrant Flights To San Diego Following Backlash

The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.

07/11/2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014 for a meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders to discuss the urgent humanitarian situation at the Southwest border. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘The American People Expect To See Their President When There Is A Disaster’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked President Obama to deploy National Guard troops to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into South Texas.

07/10/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Deputy: Past Two Months Have Been ‘Chaos’ Along Border

Trevino said the past two months have been “chaos.” He’s corralled 100 people in a night and had a group of 50 walk up to him at the park bathroom.

07/07/2014

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