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PHOTO: Native Americans, immigrants and others are expected to testify at a human rights hearing today (Wed.) in Albuquerque. Their views will be part of a United Nations review of U.S. compliance with an international human rights treaty. Image courtesy U.S. State Department

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Testimony gathered at a human-rights hearing in Albuquerque today will be included as part of an overall review of U.S. compliance with an international human rights treaty. Ejim Dike, executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network, the group organizing the hearing, said sh ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A poster on the web site of Latino Justice PRLDF, one of more than a half-dozen groups calling on the U.S Justice Department to investigate two unsolved 2010 attacks against Latinos in Suffolk County. Credit: Latino Justice PRLDF.

NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department today is being urged to investigate two unsolved 2010 attacks against Latinos in Suffolk County, and immigrants' advocates say it also needs to probe what they call a "systematic" failure by the county's police department to protect the Latino community. It ha ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis says Utah and all of the U.S. have a moral obligation to care for the tens of thousands of undocumented children arriving along the nation's southern border until their immigration status is determined. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert and state faith leaders to support efforts to temporarily house and care for 1,000 undocumented children in Utah. Dabakis says he was motivated to take action after Herbert was among several Republican governors who sen ...Read More

PHOTO: Dave Fidanque with the ACLU of Oregon says Central American children who have come to the U.S. seeking asylum have a right to legal representation and an immigration hearing before being summarily deported. Photo courtesy of the Oregon AFL-CIO.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Most have not traveled this far north yet, but Oregonians are already expressing concern for the thousands of children and teens crossing the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their Central American homelands. On Wednesday a group of labor, religious and immigrants' rig ...Read More

PHOTO: Those opposed to Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the southern border say humanitarian aid is needed, not more militarization. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Defense.
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AUSTIN, Texas - The ongoing crisis over unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States has taken a new turn with local troops being ordered to the border of Texas and Mexico. Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to ...Read More

PHOTO: The federal government should provide undocumented children with legal counsel at immigration hearings, that's what a lawsuit against the feds seeks to accomplish. Photo courtesy of the U-S Department of Defense.

PHOENIX – A lawsuit filed against the federal government by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups is seeking government-provided legal counsel for undocumented children at immigration hearings. Matt Adams, legal director for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, says thousand ...Read More

PHOTO: The fear of extreme violence and even murder is the reason thousands of undocumented children from Central America are seeking refuge in the United States, says U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich. He says some are fleeting to other, closer nations as well. Photo courtesy Sen. Heinrich's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says tens of thousands of undocumented children seeking refuge in the United States are fleeing possible murder in Central America. Addressing his fellow senators earlier this week, Heinrich pointed out that many of the children are fl ...Read More

PHOTO: The thought of housing undocumented children brought people, both supporters and opponents, to the streets of Oracle, Arizona this week. Photo courtesy of Frank Pierson.

ORACLE, Ariz. - Housing undocumented children is causing public displays of both protest and support in communities in the Southwest, including Oracle, Arizona, located about 100 miles north of the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Frank Pierson lives in Oracle and is the president of the St. Helen Ca ...Read More

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