Immigration Law

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A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis: Sonia Nazario
Posted on 12 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence. In the meantime, however, we must recognize this... Read More

Gang Violence in Central America the Push Factor: Sonia Nazario
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the last few years, what's really been a driving factor has been the increased violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. These are really the three countries that these children are coming from. And increasingly, these countries are... Read More

Snakes and Thorny Brush, and Children at the Border Alone
Posted on 5 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hidalgo, Texas: "Border agents drove their patrol vehicles one recent day at dusk through this spit of land on the bank of the Rio Grande. Here, in a place known as the Devil’s Corner, smugglers on the Mexican side have chosen to bring thousands... Read More

Nazario: 'We Would Be Their Executioner' By Deporting Kids
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Pulitzer Prize winning author who followed the treacherous trip of a young Honduran boy to the United States said many of the children crossing the border today are refugees and should be treated as such. Sonia Nazario, who won the Pulitzer for a 2002... Read More

DHS: Deportation of Border Crossers a Priority 'Regardless of Age'
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In an attempt to stem a crush of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss... Read More

"This really is a forced migration. This is not kids choosing voluntarily to leave."
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Although some have traveled from as far away as Sri Lanka and Tanzania, the bulk are minors from Mexico and from Central America's so-called Northern Triangle - Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, which together account for 74 percent of the... Read More

Child Deportees Shot, Killed Upon Return to Honduras: 'They Return Just to Die'
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Like thousands of other undocumented Honduran children deported after having journeyed unaccompanied to the U.S., Sosa faces perilous conditions in the violent neighborhood from which he sought to escape. "There are many youngsters who only... Read More