Central America

It's a humanitarian crisis that has riveted the international community: refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere seeking asylum from civil war and violence. Images of the small, drowned body of Aylan Kurdi ignited our consciences and challenged world leaders to begin addressing the needs of these refugees. The surge of unaccompanied minors into countries like Sweden mirrors the marked increase of Central American children entering the United States in 2014, fleeing violence at home.
October 6, 2015

A federal judge ruled recently that the three U.S. detention centers currently holding more than 2,000 women and children seeking asylum from Central America have three choices: Release just the children, leaving their mothers incarcerated. Entirely reform the detention center environment so that it’s not longer like a prison.  Release everyone.
May 18, 2015

Obama's budget includes more money to detain undocumented children. At the largest family detention center, the average child is age six.
February 17, 2015

Instead of seeking the ability to deport Central American children faster, Obama should treat this situation as the refugee crisis it is.
July 21, 2014

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