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Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Believe Immigrant Children Should Not Be Treated As Refugees

Americans 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.

07/30/2014

Concerns about undocumented immigrant children at the border have prompted protests, like this one on July 4 in Murrieta, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

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.

07/24/2014

(John Moore/Getty Images)

Less Than 4 Percent of Immigrant Children Crossing U.S. Border Have Been Sent Back

More than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October. Fewer than 2,000 of them have been sent back.

07/22/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol patrol searches for undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers on Feb. 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

After Border Tour, Md. Sheriff Says Immigrant Children Should Be Sent Back

After visiting the U.S-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States, a Maryland sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration says the thousands of children who have made it into the country should be sent back.

07/21/2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Governor, Faith Leaders Meet on Immigration

Gov. Martin O’Malley is meeting with Maryland faith leaders to discuss how to help unaccompanied immigrant children who have been coming across the border from Central America.

07/21/2014

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley: Turning Away Immigrant Children ‘Sends Them Back to Certain Death’

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is working to find temporary shelter in Maryland to help immigrant children who have been crossing the border from Central America without due process.

07/16/2014

The spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 says that “backdoor amnesty” of illegal aliens coming through the southern border is controlled from the highest officials at the Department of Homeland Security.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Immigrant Children Could Be Housed in Md.

The federal government is exploring the possibility of housing immigrant children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, and local leaders aren’t pleased with the idea.

07/12/2014

President Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Perry at the airport in Dallas ahead of discussions about the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Border Critics: ‘This Is Not Theater’

The president was responding to those who said he should visit the U.S. border while in Texas.

07/09/2014

Kerry in Afghanistan on unannounced visit to meet feuding candidates after US general slain. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘Not A Question Of Assigning Blame’ For Immigration Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Central America with the two-part message that the U.S. plans to deport thousands of immigrant children and that the region’s leaders need to combat the “false information” supporting an illegal entry into America.

07/02/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama to Ask Congress for Money to Help ‘Fast Track’ Child Immigrants

Administration will ask for authority to “fast track” the cases of children who enter the United States unaccompanied by an adult.

06/28/2014

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