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Immigrants and Refugees: Troubles @ the US/Mexico Border

Topic Guide on Immigrants and Refugees - their plight, resources, and the laws around immigration

Asylum Seeking - Central American Plight

Border Crossings Increase to Over 75,000 a Month - New York Times

The continued arrival of asylum seekers from Central America is putting strain on an already over worked system, highlighting families more than ever in the move to cross the border.

Asylum Reform, Not Troops, Is the Solution to the Current Border Reality. Migrant Policy Institute

Today’s arrivals from Central America do not represent a national security threat or crisis; they are fleeing deep poverty, violence, and insecurity.

What's Happening with Asylum-Seekers at the Border? PBS 

The busiest port of entry along the southwest border was shut down by U.S. immigration officials...after hundreds of Central American migrants hoping to declare asylum attempted to cross fencing that separates Mexico and the U.S.

In photos: The migrant caravan traveling from Central Americans to the US. Independent 

The fearful look on the face of a Central American man cradling a baby in his arms as he scrambled away from a wall of Mexican police in riot gear quickly became one of the defining images taken by Reuters photographers of the migrant caravan that started entering Mexico.



News Bites on Zero Tolerance Immigration:

Politifact article about "what you need to know..." 6.6.18

Al Jazeera article about easing policy temporarily  

Children Held in Shelters - Mapping

Interactive Torn Apart/Separados - via Wired

Where are the Border Children - NY Times

Immigrant Children's Shelters Near You - ProPublica 

See also...  Mixed Media tab 

Government Offices

Department of Homeland Security

Comment Line: 202-282-8495

Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Tel: (202) 401-1474


Department of Justice

Comment Line: 202-353-1555

Office of refugee Resettlement (ORR) (Health and Human Services Dept.)

ORR, Unaccompanied Alien Children

Helpline, ORR