Central America

Immigrant Children Begin School At Federal Immigration JailIn one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice.
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.
Texas Relaxes Standards For Immigration Shelters, How Much Space Each Child NeedsOverwhelmed 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.
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?"
Border Patrol: Agents Have Detained Fewer Immigrant Children Over Past 10 DaysThe U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday.
Border Patrol Agent: US Government 'Completing The Smuggling Cycle' For IllegalsA U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”
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.
Border Patrol Stops Immigrant Flights To San Diego Following BacklashThe 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.
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.
Deputy: Past Two Months Have Been 'Chaos' Along BorderTrevino 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.
Officials: More Than 1,100 Immigrant Children Being Housed At Fort SillFederal officials say the number of immigrant children being housed at a temporary facility in Fort Sill has topped 1,100.
Perry To Testify Before House Committee On Humanitarian Crisis At BorderGov. Rick Perry is to testify at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas about the humanitarian crisis from an overwhelming flood of unaccompanied child immigrants.
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