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Arizona Lawmaker Aims to Send Border-Crossing Children Home Faster

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Arizona Lawmaker Aims to Send Border-Crossing Children Home Faster

The Daily Signal (July 7, 2014)

This article discusses a bill proposed by an Arizona representative that would allow Border Patrol to follow the same guidelines in place for Mexican and Canadian immigrants; this guideline would include screening and deportation of Central American Immigrants, instead of allowing them a hearing.

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The US Re-Militarization of Central America and Mexico

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The US Re-Militarization of Central America and Mexico

Truthout (July 4, 2014)

Human Rights organizations from Central America, Mexico, and the United States write President Obama a letter stating that U.S. policies that promote militarization have resulted in violent crime and and human rights abuses against communities and have all been done in the name of the “war on drugs”.

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Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

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Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

NPR (July 1, 2014)

This article discusses the difficulties experienced by immigrant children who emigrated from Central America and do not speak Spanish. The problem lies in the fact that it is assumed that the primary language spoken by these children is Spanish, when in fact, they speak Mayan languages that are unknown to many and, therefore, difficult to translate.

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