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Minskaya
08 Jun 14,, 13:11
Shipped-in aliens swamping Arizona
Posted: June 8, 2014

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Illegal immigrants after being released by ICE at a Greyhound terminal in Phoenix


PHOENIX -- Angry about the federal government sending illegal aliens from Texas to Arizona, state officials say they are rushing federal supplies to a makeshift holding center in the southern part of Arizona that's housing hundreds of children and is running low on the basics. Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman, Andrew Wilder, said Friday that conditions at the holding center are so dire that federal officials have asked the state to immediately ship the medical supplies to the center in Nogales.

A Homeland Security Department official said about 700 children were sleeping on plastic cots Friday and about 2,000 mattresses have been ordered. Portable toilets and showers have been taken to the holding center -- a warehouse that has not been used for detention in years. Vendors are being contracted to provide meals, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, meanwhile, will provide counseling services and recreational activities. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to discuss the matter publicly, said the Nogales holding center opened for children because the Department of Health and Human Services had nowhere to turn. "They became so overwhelmed and haven't kept up with planning," the official said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said the illegal aliens were mostly families from Central America fleeing extreme poverty and violence. The Homeland Security official said the number of children at the warehouse was expected to double to around 1,400. The warehouse has a capacity of about 1,500. The Arizona Daily Star reported Saturday that Jimena Diaz, consul general of Guatemala in Phoenix, visited the center Friday and said there were about 250 children from Guatemala, with the rest coming from El Salvador and Honduras. Teenage mothers with their children are also being detained separately, he said.

The station began housing children flown from south Texas on May 31. About 400 were scheduled to arrive Friday but, because of mechanical problems with the planes, only about 60 arrived, the Homeland Security official said. Saturday's flights were canceled, also because of mechanical problems. There are flights scheduled through mid-June. Federal authorities plan to use the Nogales facility as a station where the children will be vaccinated and checked medically. They will then be sent to facilities being set up in Ventura, Calif.; San Antonio; and Fort Sill, Okla. The Homeland Security official said the children would be moved out of the Nogales site as soon as Health and Human Services Department finds places for them. But the official said: "As quickly as we move them out, we get more. We believe this is just a start." The children being held in Nogales are 17 and younger. The official estimated three of every four were at least 16.

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino visited the facility Saturday, but he did not get inside the site where the children were being held. Garino said he did meet with Border Patrol officials. He was told some of the children are as young as 1 year old. "I have all the faith in the world as mayor and as a citizen of Nogales that our Border Patrol is doing the best and the most kind and humane thing with the children," Garino said. The town has begun collecting clothing donations for the kids, he said.

Wilder said reports from consulates that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was stopping the program to fly alien families to Arizona and then bus them to Phoenix were incorrect. Instead, the program that has shipped unknown thousands of adult aliens and their children to Arizona since last month shows no sign of stopping, he said. In a statement Friday, Homeland Security officials said "appropriate custody determinations will be made on a case by case basis" for aliens apprehended in south Texas. The department declined to comment on the reports that the program of flying illegal alien families to Arizona was being halted. Homeland Security started flying them to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of aliens, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, overwhelmed the Border Patrol there. The children were flown from Texas, released in Arizona, and told to report to an U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office near where they were traveling within 15 days.

Brewer sent an angry letter to President Barack Obama on Monday demanding that the program of dropping off families at bus stations in Phoenix stop immediately. She called the program dangerous and unconscionable, asked for details and demanded to know why state authorities weren't consulted or even informed. The governor said she hadn't received a response to her letter by Friday.
Source (http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2014/jun/08/shipped-in-aliens-swamping-arizona-2014-1/?news-national)

Holy shit

bonehead
10 Jun 14,, 05:16
Source (http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2014/jun/08/shipped-in-aliens-swamping-arizona-2014-1/?news-national)

Holy shit

The feds really like crapping all over Arizona immigration wise. If I were Brewer I would bus them all and deposit them on the White House lawn saying " YOU created the problem…YOU deal with it."

Minskaya
11 Jun 14,, 23:26
Homeland Security chief in hot seat over surge in illegal immigrants
June 11, 2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson faced tough questions from Congress on Wednesday about a recent surge in illegal immigration, and agreed with lawmakers that a wave of unaccompanied children crossing illegally into the U.S. constitutes a "humanitarian crisis." “Our current system is broken and unsatisfactory,” Johnson said in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “We have 11.5 million undocumented in this country. They aren’t going away.” In recent months, America’s immigration policies have come under fire, heavily criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for creating a magnet.

Addressing a related concern of lawmakers, Johnson said government attorneys are reviewing the criteria for how the Obama administration releases some criminal immigrants facing deportation while detaining others. Last month, the Obama administration acknowledged it had released more than 36,000 criminal immigrants living in the country illegally, including those accounting for 193 homicides and 426 sexual assaults.
Source (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/11/homeland-security-chief-in-hot-seat-over-surge-in-illegal-immigrants-failed/)

wtf?

kato
12 Jun 14,, 02:05
ICE Document Details 36,000 Criminal Alien Releases in 2013 | Center for Immigration Studies (http://cis.org/ICE-Document-Details-36000-Criminal-Aliens-Release-in-2013)

That's where they get those numbers from. Radical conservative anti-southern-immigrant think tank. But you can probably guess that from the use of the words "the Obama administration".

In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a document obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Of course they state nowhere which document, obtained from where, and to what extent they didn't just pull those numbers out of their own arse. "Release" by their own admission, btw, refers to the standard US judicial proceedings of bond release, supervision (incl. tracked) or parole, i.e. criminals who are sentenced to punishment other than imprisonment.

kato
12 Jun 14,, 02:12
If I were Brewer I would bus them all and deposit them on the White House lawn saying " YOU created the problem…YOU deal with it."
You mean like South Italian police does it with illegal immigrants - bussing them to the capital and then just leaving them there?

'Italy abandons refugees without food': UN - The Local (http://www.thelocal.it/20140611/italy-abandons-refugees-without-food-un)

(why aren't we making France, the UK and the US pay for those immigrants btw? oh, and Italy of course. after all, it's them that enpowered the islamist regime in Libya that's now pushing all those immigrants across the sea that Gaddafi held back for us...)

Minskaya
12 Jun 14,, 11:21
ICE Document Details 36,000 Criminal Alien Releases in 2013 | Center for Immigration Studies (http://cis.org/ICE-Document-Details-36000-Criminal-Aliens-Release-in-2013)

That's where they get those numbers from. Radical conservative anti-southern-immigrant think tank. But you can probably guess that from the use of the words "the Obama administration".

In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a document obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Of course they state nowhere which document, obtained from where, and to what extent they didn't just pull those numbers out of their own arse. "Release" by their own admission, btw, refers to the standard US judicial proceedings of bond release, supervision (incl. tracked) or parole, i.e. criminals who are sentenced to punishment other than imprisonment.
The indictment in the OP stands. Even Obama admitted the recent influx constitutes a humanitarian disaster.

Dumping unattended children in triple-degree heat at bus stations in Tuscon and Phoenix is unconscionable and perhaps even criminal.

Squirrel
12 Jun 14,, 18:01
The feds really like crapping all over Arizona immigration wise. If I were Brewer I would bus them all and deposit them on the White House lawn saying " YOU created the problem…YOU deal with it."

The lawn created the problem? I am lost...


The indictment in the OP stands. Even Obama admitted the recent influx constitutes a humanitarian disaster.

Dumping unattended children in triple-degree heat at bus stations in Tuscon and Phoenix is unconscionable and perhaps even criminal.

Minskaya,

Nowhere in the article does it say that the children are unattended. Also, I don't see how this keeps getting turned into "the federal govt is shipping illegals to Arizona for Arizona to deal with." Nowhere in the article does it mention anything about the State of Arizona actually having to do anything with the immigrants. It's an entirely FEDERAL OPERATION...The federal govt ASKED the state for help, but nothing more. Frankly, they probably aren't even expecting help from Brewer.

ace16807
12 Jun 14,, 18:34
The indictment in the OP stands. Even Obama admitted the recent influx constitutes a humanitarian disaster.

Dumping unattended children in triple-degree heat at bus stations in Tuscon and Phoenix is unconscionable and perhaps even criminal.

It's not like they're being shipped into bus stations, kicked off the bus and left wandering... They're being taken to various detention and holding centers until Health and Human Services can process them. These DHS facilities already exist in Arizona. It's not like they're setting up tent-cities. This is a case of a situation overwhelming pre-existing resources. The alternative appears to be putting them back on planes destined for their country of origin and letting those countries take care of them. This is probably the easiest solution but to expect that the country of origin that is screwed up enough that said migrant decided to leave in the first place will take care of them when they return is asking a lot.

While we can discuss the merits and detriments of deterring/preventing illegal immigration, this issue is about processing individuals once they have entered and were detained. If Brewer were upset that it was HER state that had to deal with this (in an indirect manner- it appears allocation of state resources is occurring because federal resources were not prepared in the region) then that's one thing. But to be honest "stopping the buses" won't do anything. These children and other individuals will simply be held in an equally/more packed detention/processing center in Texas instead.

kato
12 Jun 14,, 19:06
Nah, the initial thing about the bus stations seems to be the catch-and-release policy. Immigrants, provided they can give an address of relatives or friends in the country and seem halfway reliable, are basically given a bus ticket there and told to report to the local immigration official within two weeks. Guess a couple people gave a random address in Tucson or Phoenix? There is also some sort of refugee/homeless camp at those bus stations, but that's apparently more like under 50 people. Not the 700 that got off the bus.

ace16807
12 Jun 14,, 19:54
Nah, the initial thing about the bus stations seems to be the catch-and-release policy. Immigrants, provided they can give an address of relatives or friends in the country and seem halfway reliable, are basically given a bus ticket there and told to report to the local immigration official within two weeks. Guess a couple people gave a random address in Tucson or Phoenix? There is also some sort of refugee/homeless camp at those bus stations, but that's apparently more like under 50 people. Not the 700 that got off the bus.

I should have clarified- I was referring to the children being sent to Nogales in that they weren't being dumped on the streets of various Arizona metropolitan areas sans adult supervision.

Minskaya
12 Jun 14,, 22:58
Minskaya,
Nowhere in the article does it say that the children are unattended.
Sorry. English isn't my native language. I should have used "unaccompanied" (i.e. they crossed the border alone)...



Last week, nearly 1,000 "unaccompanied alien children" had already arrived in Tucson and Phoenix from places like McAllen and El Paso, Texas, as part of a resettlement process of the minors, most of whom come from Central America, to their native countries. Homeland Security is prohibited from immediately deporting the children if they are not from Canada or Mexico, causing the backlog of immigrants in U.S. detention centers. Facilities in Texas were at or near capacity for the immigrants because of a "record increase in underage migrants," which led to the transfer of hundreds to Arizona, a spokesman said."The situation with the kids are they came by themselves, they have no relatives here, and the consulates can't keep up. They're in limbo. There's no one (back home) to deport them to," a DHS spokesman told CNN.

More than 60,000 unaccompanied juveniles are expected to cross in 2014, said Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council in the Rio Grande Valley, a U.S. Border Patrol workers union. "We are seeing numbers that we've never seen before in this part of the country," Cabrera told CNN last month. "Yesterday, we had 60 minors in one station alone. You're talking kids from 17 years old on down to some that are 5 or 6 years old, traveling by themselves."
CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/08/us/arizona-dhs-undocumented-children-moved/)

DonBelt
13 Jun 14,, 04:37
No 5 or 6 year just ups and wanders off across the desert to sneak across the border. There has to be more to it than that. These ages and numbers? Smells more like some kind of coordinated dump and those organizing it are using children. They had a couple of planes transfer some of them up here to Hanscom and Logan in Boston. Veterans have to wait months, even years to get medical care and people crossing the border illegally can get picked up and shipped all over the country in a day. Just seems odd. :confused:

Squirrel
13 Jun 14,, 05:36
Sorry. English isn't my native language. I should have used "unaccompanied" (i.e. they crossed the border alone)...


CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/08/us/arizona-dhs-undocumented-children-moved/)

No worries.

I think the bigger issue is that these children were sent off by their parents/families in the hopes of reaching America and a better life. These people aren't stupid. They know that it's hard for these kids to be sent back, that's exactly what they're hoping for. These people also know that their children will be better cared for in custody of the federal agents than in their own. Frankly, it's a really f*cked up situation. But, I have friends and family members that are BP agents. I have done ride-alongs with them. I have seen this first hand. This is a political football that gets kicked around instead of effed up realities being faced. It bothers me deeply when distortions from either side paint any different picture than the reality of the situation. Agents walk a tightrope every damn day they are out there, doing the best that they can, from top to bottom. Don't even get me started on that complete bullmess called "fast and furious"...that thing stinks to high heaven of political jockeying and unnecessarily damaged the image of BP agents.

Sorry, tangent. But one this hits very close to home for me.

Minskaya
13 Jun 14,, 09:40
From what I understand, some of the recent influx has to do with criminal gangs in Central America. If the parent(s) are in America, they will telephone the parents and demand money for the security of the children back home. Since the parent(s) can't leave the US and keep their jobs etc, they simply instruct their kids to join them in America immediately. An ugly situation.

Albany Rifles
13 Jun 14,, 13:52
Donbelt

For all the issues surrounding the VA don't conflate the medical checks of these folks with Veterans care.

The reason they were sent to Hanscom is so they could be seen at the DOJ Health Facility at Devens. That is where Boat Ballast was taken after he was caught in Watertown. The DOJ and PHS provide medical support to the CBP operations not the VA.

DonBelt
14 Jun 14,, 05:58
The point I was making was that when one part of the government wants to act quickly it seems like it is able to do so and it is a shame other parts aren't able to when it should be a priority for us to help veterans that need it. If FMC Devens has excess capacity to use for this, perhaps they should transfer some of their excess capabilities to the VA which seems to be short. It's more a rhetorical point than anything else I guess since the VA's troubles have been much longer brewing and can't be solved overnight.

The other observation was just that it seems strange that this huge onslaught of unaccompanied children has suddenly occurred as though it was a spontaneous development. 47,000+ in the past 6 months and 3 out of 4 of them from Honduras. ( Number of Latino children caught trying to enter U.S. nearly doubles | Pew Research Center (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/06/10/number-of-latino-children-caught-trying-to-enter-u-s-nearly-doubles-in-less-than-a-year/) ) That's more than 35,000 who left their homes in Honduras and walked or otherwise made their way all the way across Guatemala and Mexico to the US. Short of a sudden war or natural disaster that has occurred in the past 6 months what else could cause it? Things are pretty tough there but it has been that way for some time. It's the second poorest country in Central America but has a 4.5% unemployment rate compared to 6.3% in the US. It has the highest murder rate in the world but has for some time without this kind of emigration of minors. It just seems like an intentional dumping. The 0 -14 yo age group is the largest growing part of the population and perhaps rather than have the inevitable negative impact on an already bad problem with violence as they age they are being "sent off". The president of Honduras recently blamed the US for this "problem" by saying it was our bad immigration laws and drug use that caused it. President Hernandez is even asking Mexico to set up consulates to assist them in their journey.

I don't want to turn my back on children in need, but at some point these countries need to step up and accept some responsibility and if they need help, ask for it and acknowledge that they need help and stop blaming us for all the problems in the world. A please would not be unpleasant to hear. At least he has also asked for some aid to establish (unspecified) social programs and for help battling drug cartels. That should help some but maybe not immediately. As for US drug use- good luck with that! The current social trend is becoming more and more tolerant of drug use. Not a good trend for us, but that won't change with legislation- it's a cultural thing and the culture is heading south.

Minskaya
14 Jun 14,, 09:04
http://www.trbimg.com/img-539bd16e/turbine/la-1896249-na-0612-immigrant-mrc01-jpg-20140613/1150/16x9
Guatemalans who crossed the border near McAllen, Texas.

Almost all the women from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador say the situations in their countries is rapidly deteriorating. Salvadorans report that a 2 year truce between the country's two largest criminal gangs had disintegrated and the government is impotent. They are terrified that their children will either fall victim to gang violence or be forced to join a gang. It takes about 15 days walking from Central America to reach the Rio Grande river. They say the going smuggler raft-rate now is $1000 per person which is ten times what it was just year ago. Holding facilities in Texas and Arizona are overwhelmed. Medical workers fear disease/epidemic outbreaks because only a strip of yellow tape separates those who have been quarantined from others in many facilities. Federal officials have rented another 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse in McAllen, Texas. At the current rate, 90,000+ unaccompanied children and teenagers will cross into the US from Central America in 2014.

Albany Rifles
14 Jun 14,, 19:18
Okay Don, got it. Missed your point.

Frankly, with the results of this past Tuesday here in Virginia there is little hope that things will get better anytime soon regarding sensible immigration reform.

So much of this is muddled together with the politics of the day.

kato
14 Jun 14,, 19:33
I find it interesting how much US immigration differs from EU immigration, considering the numbers are in the end about the same either way.

If I get it right, the current immigration wave in the USA is to a considerable extent families - or rather, people who move to the US wholesale, leaving without major roots left back? I.e. more of a traditional refugee situation, not so much the typical labour immigration of young men in their 20s faced otherwise.

DonBelt
14 Jun 14,, 23:13
I'd have to dig into the numbers a bit, but this most recent event seems much more like a refugee type event. But there is also a large component that is just people maybe 18 thru 30 say that come in for cheap labor and have families at home. They may live in large numbers in a small apartment, use social and welfare programs to supplement their income and living needs, go in the morning to a day labor office where they get loaded in a van and driven to the corporation of your choice who pays the day labor place as a subcontractor. Day labor business picks them up at the end of the day and drops them back at the office, pays them their pittance and they head to the nearest "checks cashed" and western union office to cable money back home to the families. This isn't limited to farms and big corporate manufacturers either- there are many going to "contractors" people doing roofing and home repair, landscapers (the jobs teens used to do for extra cash) and even big construction. I remember working at a power plant that was being built in my area- I was in a union shop office doing my thing and a few ICE guys came in. They had a list, they talked to the guy in charge there for a bit and eventually left. Afterwards it was noted that a number of French-Canadian guys who were working there were gone. So it occurs everywhere in all groups, not just Latinos. Then of course there are numbers of people who come in just for crime- fraud, drug smuggling, whatever presents itself.

I don't hold it against those people who want to provide for their families in hard times, but lets be honest about it. 1. not everyone who comes in falls into the group of just wanting to work honestly to provide for their families.
2. There are countries who complain that we aren't fair about immigration, yet they are the direct beneficiaries of many millions of dollars sent into their countries from those immigrants.
3. These countries don't need to have social programs or protections for the poor because they can dump them somewhere else.
4. Corporations and agro-business and small businesses take advantage of them.
5. Politics- voter fraud, inflating the population numbers to get extra congressional seats drawn up (even if they can't vote, they count towards population numbers in the census) increased federal money (tax money, your money if you are an American taxpayer) to the states and local govt, ngo's and block grants. The Census bureau printed up posters explaining this for distribution to neighborhood community centers to get them to encourage illegal immigrants to cooperate with the census. Again, I've seen the posters when I've worked at those locations. (my job is kind of funny, it is a mundane non rocket scientist kind of job but it takes me into every kind of office or workplace imaginable- Autopsy rooms, pathology labs, govt offices, VA offices at JFK ctr in Boston, Coast Guard ships, ICE courts, homes, businesses, factories, Big Dig sites, Dr offices, schools, etc,etc - it doesn't make me an expert on those things, but I see a lot)

The bottom line is that it has become a profitable business and political issue for too many for it to end.

The best thing would be if the US just set a blanket number of people who can enter with strict guidelines: No untreated infectious diseases, be able to identify yourself so we can see if you are fleeing justice from your homeland or ours or have been previously deported, not be a member of groups that are trying to kill people, organized crime or gangs, overthrown the govt, implement world communism or religion or vegetarianism etc (just joking about that one- maybe) State your reason for coming- just to work? to be a citizen? Be honest so we can deal with it and be fair. Don't come in and go straight to welfare. No quotas or priorities for certain countries, regions or peoples. Have reasonable exceptions for emergencies like war or natural disasters with a pre-plan to put in place.

Countries that dump large numbers of people and don't have similar social protections should be sanctioned in some way. They need to develop and implement those programs- it's not right that they don't. We have had and continue to have a vigorous debate about welfare programs in this country, we beat each other up over it continually and play politics over it and pay for it with our taxes. It is not fair that we should go thru all that and another sovereign nation is not willing to and just dumps or encourages the bottom 10% or what ever figure you want to go with to come here and use our system dishonestly. Welfare is help, not opportunity. There is a difference even if it might be subtle. Those countries cannot advance past their current stages of development if they can't develop a system that allows access to opportunities, education, social welfare or help to get people thru difficult times, honest police, courts and prisons to protect honest citizens and business, reasonable infrastructure. They won't develop those things if they can just export the problems and the people who are stuck in the middle of those problems.

And as for President Hernández of Honduras and President Peña Nieto who want to blame drug use in the US for their countries woes, most reasonable people while not holding users completely blameless, place the overwhelming amount of blame on the provider of addictive substances to those who are addicted - who by definition cannot help themselves. Ask them to speak to the Chinese about the Opium Wars and who they blame - the users or providers.

DonBelt
15 Jun 14,, 00:19
Okay Don, got it. Missed your point.

Frankly, with the results of this past Tuesday here in Virginia there is little hope that things will get better anytime soon regarding sensible immigration reform.

So much of this is muddled together with the politics of the day.

Last year we had our fishing derby at Mirror lake, about 600 ft thru the trees from FMC Devens- It was about a month after the attacks and I had my scouts play "Sweet Caroline" at full volume on a boom box on the remote chance that " cabin boy" (or flash bang as Howie Carr calls him) had his window open. Does that count as politics? :biggrin:

Minskaya
21 Jun 14,, 17:08
Obama administration announces new steps to stem flow of immigrants at Texas border
June 20, 2014

The Obama administration toughened its border policies Friday, hoping to stem a surge of women and children into the United States by sending a stronger message that unauthorized migrants will be turned away.

The steps, aimed at those entering from Mexico, include adding more immigration judges to process a backlog of asylum claims and to more quickly deport adults whose cases are rejected. New detention facilities are also being opened for families awaiting hearings, and ankle monitoring bracelets will be used to keep tabs on them, officials said. The moves mark a recognition by the administration that the unexpected influx of tens of thousands of immigrant children has become a serious humanitarian and political crisis. Since October, 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 adults with children have been apprehended along the Mexican border — a much higher proportion than normal.

Administration officials had previously said that the main cause of the influx was an escalation of gang violence and poverty in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. But the new measures Friday represented an acknowledgment that there is a widespread perception in Central America that women and children who enter the United States illegally would be permitted to stay.

In addition to tougher enforcement efforts, the administration announced Friday that it would invest $9.6 million to help Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras repatriate those sent home from the United States, along with new aid to help improve security in those countries. Although the administration took steps to expedite the removal of adults who cross the border illegally, officials said they are unable to follow similar procedures for the larger pool of children who are showing up at the border without their parents. Federal law requires the children to be handed over to the Department of Health and Human Services within 72 hours and released to family members or other guardians with orders to appear at an immigration hearing later.
Source (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-administration-announces-new-steps-to-stem-flow-of-immigrants-at-texas-border/2014/06/20/70ddf186-f897-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html)

Other announced steps: The U.S. Agency for International Development will launch a $40 million program to help improve citizen security in Guatemala. USAID will also start a $25 million crime and violence prevention program in El Salvador. More than $18 million will be used to support community policing and law enforcement efforts to combat gangs in Honduras under the Central American Regional Security Initiative, or CARSI. The U.S. government will also provide $161.5 million for CARSI programs focused on security and government challenges in the region.

Minskaya
22 Jun 14,, 10:25
Mass graves that may hold remains of immigrants uncovered in Texas cemetery (http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/06/mass_graves_that_may_hold_rema.html)

A sad situation

Minskaya
03 Jul 14,, 10:29
http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_908w/2010-2019/Wires/Images/2014-07-01/Reuters/2014-07-01T231636Z_01_MUR12_RTRIDSP_3_USA-IMMIGRATION-CALIFORNIA.jpg

It's getting ugly. Residents of Murrieta, California blocked three busloads of illegal immigrants from entering their town. The buses were rerouted to a Border Patrol facility in San Diego.