The Obama administration is considering a plan that would grant refugee status in the United States to Honduran children and young adults without having to travel the dangerous land journey through Mexico.
The co-founder of an organization composed of armed Americans adamantly opposed to illegal immigration says he plans to recruit as many as 3,500 volunteers to participate in a massive border fortification next year.
Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born journalist who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with the Washington Post, was arrested by federal officials early Tuesday while attempting to board a flight in Texas.
The commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection says his agency’s new million-dollar multimedia campaign has “a very clear, simple and direct message.” The way that message is being conveyed, however, isn’t as transparent.
As armed, self-declared “patriots” continue to flock to America’s southern border to attempt to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants, some members of these militias are reportedly preparing for a “military style operation.”
President Barack Obama has said that tens of thousands of kids illegally migrating from Central America have created a “humanitarian crisis,” and called for parents to stop sending their children north as they might not even reach the US.
Divers have uncovered what they think is the oldest skeleton in the Americas, which dates back 13,000 years and belongs to a teenage Mexican girl. The DNA is very ancient, older than the east-Asian ancestors of ancient Native Americans.
Thousands of Mexican vigilantes are signing up to become part of a new rural police force. The government decided to bring the 20,000-strong “self-defense” group under state control amid worries it could turn into a powerful military force.