This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act,, which has provided funding for services to youth experiencing homelessness across the nation.
"What we are seeing in Artesia is nothing less than a sham process that values expediency over justice".
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 poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.
The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks.
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.
It would slash non-defense spending in the coming decade by $5 trillion, cutting to the bone every vital human needs program while increasing Pentagon spending by $500 billion.
The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.
On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage
The Senate passed a bill reviving the program for long-term jobless workers. House leaders have said they won't take up the Senate bill, and Congress is due to leave town for a two-week recess.