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iPad 2 Review: To Guatemala and Back

iPad 2 Review: To Guatemala and Back
Last Friday, I bought an iPad 2 and hopped a flight to Guatemala. I'm going to go ahead and declare my well-travelled...
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Texas Lt. Gov.: 'I’m Convinced' Mexican Gov't Helping Illegals

Source: Big Government

David Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas, said that he believes officials in Mexico’s government are helping children illegally immigrate to the United States.   He said, "Kids that are six-years old, 10-years old, can’t make it 1,600 miles from Honduras and Guatemala by themselves the cartels, Sean, are helping them.” And, “The cartels, and I’m convinced unfortunately, some in the Mexican government are helping them get into Texas, there’s no ...
Full article at: Big Government 1 day ago, 8:37pm CDT

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Border Fences Make Unequal Neighbors and Enforce Social Inequality

Source: Miller-McCune

There is one similarity between the Israel/Gaza crisis and the U.S. unaccompanied child immigrant crisis: National borders enforcing social inequality. When unequal populations are separated, the disparity creates social pressure at the border. The stronger the pressure, the greater the military force needed to maintain the separation. To get a conservative estimate of the pressure at the Israel/Gaza border, I compared some numbers for Israel ...
Full article at: Miller-McCune 1 day ago, 6:00pm CDT

Hillary: Central American Migrants Should Be Able To Apply For Asylum From Home

Source: Real Clear Politics

Fusion: Hillary Clinton supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to allow more to come the U.S legally, and prevent them from undertaking the dangerous trek north. HILLARY CLINTON: That's why we need a process to determine who falls into that category. I do think that the Obama administration has made a good suggestion. We've done this in Vietnam, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador to ...
Full article at: Real Clear Politics 1 day ago, 12:57pm CDT

Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Governments Must Reassess Their Priorities

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

For well over a month, Americans have read headlines capturing the humanitarian crisis of approximately 52,000 Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran unaccompanied minors being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet, judging by the actions of the government officials in countries where these refugees originated -- Central America's Northern Triangle -- one would think there are real issues to be addressed. Just last month, Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez fl ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 1 day ago, 7:55am CDT

Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

Source: Big Government

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilit ...
Full article at: Big Government 2 days ago, 1:26pm CDT

Obama to Central American Presidents: Illegal Immigrants Will Get 'Fair Deal'

Source: Big Government

During a Friday meeting, President Barack Obama assured the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala that illegal immigrant juveniles from their countries will get a "fair deal" in America's courts. Obama said he had "great compassion for these children" and wanted "to make sure that they are cared for the way all children should be cared for." According to the White Hou ...
Full article at: Big Government 3 days ago, 10:28am CDT

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Denver Post: Demand for drugs drives children to U.S. border

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Is the American appetite for drugs like cocaine helping to stoke mayhem in Central America that in turn pushes migrants north? That’s what Gen. John F. Kelly, head of U.S. Southern Command, argued recently in an article in Military Times. Kelly says that “drug cartels and associated street gang activity in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, which respectively have the world’s number one, four and five highest homicide rates, have left near-broken societies in their wake.” And ...
Full article at: Salt Lake Tribune 4 days ago, 2:01am CDT

Graphic: U.S. border crisis

Source: National Post

U.S. President Barack Obama met the leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in the White House Friday to talk about the waves of young children flooding into America from their countries. Mr. Obama has asked Congress for emergency funds and additional authority to send unaccompanied children back home more quickly. About 57,000 minors have arrived since October, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. The t ...
Full article at: National Post 4 days ago, 10:14pm CDT

Obama Promises No Asylum for Migrants Fleeing Poverty, Bad Neighborhoods

Source: Big Government

After meeting with the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador on Friday, President Barack Obama said Hondurans who want to flee poverty or bad neighborhoods will not qualify for asylum under a pilot program the White House is considering. That program, if implemented, would allow Hondurans to apply for asylum in their country without having to trek to the United States. "As I explained to my fellow presidents, under U.S. law, we admit ...
Full article at: Big Government 4 days ago, 10:13pm CDT


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