Central America

Immigrant Families Fail to Report to Federal AgentsAbout 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never returned for follow up appointments, reveals ICE source.
Analysis: Obama On Pace This Year To Deport Fewest Number Of Immigrants Since 2007President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.
Maryland Updating Efforts to Help Immigrant ChildrenMaryland officials have met with members of the legal community to discuss how to help unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed the border.
Immigration Courts Speeding Up Hearings For Tens Of Thousands Of Immigrant Children Caught At BorderImmigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.
Montgomery County Schools Enroll Unaccompanied Immigrant ChildrenAbout 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools.
Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Believe Immigrant Children Should Not Be Treated As RefugeesAmericans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.
Boehner: 'We've Got A President That's AWOL' On The Border CrisisHouse Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama has been AWOL during the border crisis.
Health Department: More Than 30,000 Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Released to Sponsors In 2014States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday.
Idaho Governor: I Don't Want Feds To Send Immigrants To My StateGov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has sent a letter to federal officials telling them not to send any of the unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to Idaho — but it turns out the feds already have, albeit a tiny number.
Obama Meeting With Central American Leaders At White House To Discuss Influx Of ImmigrantsPresident Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.
Guatemalan President: 'I Would Not Find A Reason To Treat Some In One Way, And Others Differently'Pilot program would give refugee status to young people from Honduras.
Biden: Immigrants 'Fuel America's Dynamism'Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.
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