U.S. policies for decades forced kids and many of their parents to flee, because the U.S. made Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dangerous places.
The "crisis" appears to be shrinking: 85 percent of the 57,000 child migrants have now been placed with parents, other family members or sponsors living in the United States.
The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.
Up to 2,000 immigrant children will be cared for in Dallas under a plan announced by County Judge Clay Jenkins at the Texas Democratic Party Convention June 28.
Displaced children as young as 13 are leaving their homes in Central America in greater numbers than ever before due to violence from wars involving the cartels, gang initiations and or extortion.
A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.
A deputy immobilized a Texas high school student on school grounds with a stun gun, leaving him hospitalized and in a coma. A coalition is asking to end use of "less-than-lethal weapons" in school districts statewide.
They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"
President Barack Obama called for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had come to bring the issue "out of the shadows."
Letter Carriers from coast to coast will collect non-perishable food on their 21st annual food drive, on Saturday, May 11. The food is distributed locally, to "free food" pantries, homeless shelters, and other institutions that feed the poor