Central American immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to spend $1 billion to help curb illegal immigration from three Central American countries, according to the president’s budget request. The request was outlined in the president’s $4 […]
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said on Tuesday that she “felt ashamed” of the U.S. for the way the country is handling an ongoing influx of unaccompanied immigrant children illegally crossing the Mexican border into America.
United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.