Many people will likely decide to stay put despite evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence. And if history is any guide, they may not be fully thinking through the problems they’ll face in the aftermath.
It has become a hot-button topic in American politics. But beyond the numbers of children being separated from their parents at the border are very real, long-term effects from toxic stress, one expert says.
The Casa Padre shelter for child migrants is the largest of its kind in the US. But the children still aren’t free to leave, and have a difficult time making their case, especially if they were separated from their parents.
For the last six years, a little-known infusion of American tax dollars has played a part in the fight against organized crime in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez. Part of the money for the Merida Initiative is used to keep young people out of drug cartels and help boost the economy.
After a Sudanese American teenager was arrested and detained in Texas for bringing a homemade digital clock to school, Sudanese American parents wonder what Ahmed Mohamed's story means for their kids growing up in the US.
Most Latinos in the US, about 90 percent, support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But in Texas and especially in cities that are the closest to the US-Mexico Border, about 24 percent say they would want to end the Obama-era program that provides work permits and deportation protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought the US illegally as children.
The tragic shooting death of 17 people at a Florida high school is renewing calls for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes of gun violence. The CDC used to study what triggers mass shootings and how to end gun violence until Congress threatened to cut off funding if research continued. Is it time to revisit?
This year, an increasing number of Central American attempted to enter the US illegally. Now, as many are deported back home, there are concerns that due process was not served while they were held in detention facilities in the United States.
At first, there were isolated protests in border states like California and Arizona over relocating migrant children to detention centers while they awaited immigration proceedings. This weekend, anger and protests spread across the US, reaching New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota and even Alaska.