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Brutality and ‘The Beast’: why child migration to U.S. is slowing down

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Brutality and ‘The Beast’: why child migration to U.S. is slowing down

Yahoo! (August 11, 2014)

This article discusses the reasons behind the number of child migrants has fallen sharply. They include: tighter border policing, raids on the famously dangerous Bestia, road checkpoints, horror tales told by deportees who grappled with drug gangs on the way north, a U.S.-funded advertising blitz on the dangers of the journey, and the high-profile arrests of several human smugglers, or coyotes.

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My grandpa was ‘unaccompanied minor’ to U.S. — in 1907

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My grandpa was ‘unaccompanied minor’ to U.S. — in 1907

CNN (August 8, 2014)

The author discusses his family’s history with migration, as his grandfather had immigrated to the country in 1907. This author describes his grandfather’s past and contrasts his situation with the immigration crisis and how he believes that the way people are reacting to the fleeing of children from violence in their countries is negative and wrong.

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

NPR (August 8, 2014)

As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings. That call is coming from an unusual source: one of the nation’s top immigration judges. This judge asserts that fast-tracking increases the likelihood of further clogging the court system, as the practice could lead to appeals based on non-citizens’ lack of understanding of the U.S. process.

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How one city is welcoming hundreds of migrant children with open arms

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How one city is welcoming hundreds of migrant children with open arms

The Christian Science Monitor (August 7, 2014)

Chelsea, Massachusetts has a large population of individuals who identify as Honduran, Salvadorian or Guatemalan and the community is greatly influenced by these identities. As a result of this, there is less push back against immigrants in this city and more acceptance.

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