unaccompanied children

Afghanistan

Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace

Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. From afar, U.S. generals watched video screens with the same anticipation. Relief washed over the war’s winners and the losers when the final

Immigration

Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July, and the number of people who came in families likely reached its second-highest total on record, a U.S. official said Monday, citing preliminary government figures. The sharp increases from June

Immigration

‘There was no going back’: Migrants send kids into US alone

Marely had traveled for 13 days, trekking with her mother from Central America to the busiest corridor for illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings. Then, as the 12-year-old Salvadoran girl got on an inflatable raft to cross the Rio Grande in Texas in the middle of the night, she discovered her mom wasn’t coming with her. Her

Immigration

US calls reports of migrant children in buses ‘unacceptable’

Reports of unaccompanied migrant children being forced to stay overnight in parked buses at the Dallas convention center are “completely unacceptable” if true, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday. Dr. Amy Cohen, a psychiatrist and executive director of the advocacy group Every Last One, said a 15-year-old Honduran boy she is

Border crisis

Governor Ducey, 19 Other Governors Call On Biden-Harris White House To End Border Crisis

Governor Doug Ducey joined 19 fellow governors today to call for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to reverse their destructive policies that have created the crisis at the southern border. Today’s letter follows months of deteriorating conditions at the border in Arizona and other states. In March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Immigration

Migrant kids crowded into Texas facility as space runs low

More than 500 migrant children were packed into plastic-walled rooms built for 32 people, sitting inches apart on mats with foil blankets Tuesday at the largest U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding facility for unaccompanied children. Overall, CBP’s main child processing center, a compound of white tents in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, held over 4,100

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