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Violence driving children out of Central America is new kind of war warranting US attention and intervention

Violence driving children out of Central America is new kind of war warranting US attention and intervention

LatinaLista — If news headlines are any barometer, the “humanitarian crisis” at the Texas-Mexico border that commanded media and political attention for the last month is no more. Reports out of southern Mexico reveal just how seriously Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto took President Obama’s demand for cooperation and media outlets have been reporting military

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Video: Latina comic balances “pretty strong opinions” with humor

LatinaLista — Mexican American Grace Parra has some “pretty strong opinions.” It’s what is making her YouTube videos so compelling to watch. Not because she rants and raves but inserts a HUGE dose of humor to present a different perspective on a range of issues in the news today. In the featured video, Grace explores

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Video: Laying to rest the notion that legalizing 12 million immigrants is bad for the economy

LatinaLista — The debate over immigration reform these days always entails the argument of how much immigrants, particularly undocumented, are taking away from U.S. society, rather than giving into it. In that vein, lawmakers have reacted by passing legislation that bars them from doing everything ranging from getting driver’s licenses to receiving in-state tuition to

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VIDEO: How Central America Views the U.S. Immigration Debate

LatinaLista — News continues to flow from the U.S.-Mexican border that the child migrant”crisis” is dramatically slowing. News outlets are reporting that the federal government is shutting down its emergency shelters at military bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma because of the low number of detainees. Journalists in the field are reporting that the infamous

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The Inspiring Work Being Done To Show What Jesus Would Do At The Border

By Jack Jenkins Think Progress McALLEN, TX — It was only 2:30 in the afternoon, but they were already running low on children’s shoes. “We’re out of certain kid’s sizes,” a worried-looking volunteer said as she pointed toward the back of the large, merchandise-filled room. Between her finger and the shoe rack stood several colorful

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VIDEO: The child immigration crisis in 10 numbers

LatinaLista — Recent reports indicate that the swell of undocumented children is easing and that many of those who have arrived have either been reunited with long absent parents or deported back to the countries they fled. However, there are still thousands in the care of the American government. Being denied access to the children,

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