immigration http://kuow.org en In America, 'You Can't Get A Good Job. Life Is Hard' http://kuow.org/post/america-you-cant-get-good-job-life-hard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As&nbsp;Jorge&nbsp;</span>Lerma<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> approached the Mexican border from the U.S. side, he felt like he was hooked to a bungee cord, ready to leap into the unknown.</span></p><p>Jorge&nbsp;had lived in the U.S. for 16 years, attended high school and college in California, but his status here as an undocumented immigrant thwarted his dreams to be an engineer. So he decided to move back to Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:17:44 +0000 Liz Jones 38651 at http://kuow.org In America, 'You Can't Get A Good Job. Life Is Hard' Goodbye, America: Frustrated, A Young Immigrant Returns To Mexico http://kuow.org/post/goodbye-america-frustrated-young-immigrant-returns-mexico <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jorge </span>Lerma<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sorts through his neckties. Dozens are draped across the couch; others get tossed into the give-away pile.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jorge rents a tiny room at this house in Bellevue, Washington. The landlord pops in to check out possible bargains and buys a flat-screen TV and a light-weight tripod. The discard pile shrinks, but on top remains a crisp American flag that Jorge used to hang in his room. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:20:26 +0000 Liz Jones 38646 at http://kuow.org Goodbye, America: Frustrated, A Young Immigrant Returns To Mexico Texas To Deploy National Guard To Mexico Border http://kuow.org/post/texas-deploy-national-guard-mexico-border Governor Rick Perry <a href="http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/19925/" target="_blank">has decided</a> to send the National Guard to Texas&#8217;s southern border with Mexico to deter criminals he and other Republican leaders say are exploiting children and families entering the U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:26:40 +0000 editor 38756 at http://kuow.org Texas To Deploy National Guard To Mexico Border The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think http://kuow.org/post/immigrant-kids-have-health-issues-not-ones-youd-think Close to 60,000 children have crossed illegally into the U.S. since last October. They've sparked a crisis. But is it a humanitarian crisis or a public health one?<p>The children carry "swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus, and tuberculosis," and can spread the diseases to the U.S., wrote Rep. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:03:00 +0000 editor 38699 at http://kuow.org The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border http://kuow.org/post/reports-texas-gov-perry-deploy-1000-national-guardsmen-border Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:22:32 +0000 editor 38630 at http://kuow.org Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border Migrant Heads Home To Mexico — And Joins Fight Against Cartel http://kuow.org/post/migrant-heads-home-mexico-and-joins-fight-against-cartel In the western Mexican state of Michoacan, civilian militias have challenged a powerful drug cartel known as the Knights Templar. The vigilante uprising, which spurred the Mexican government to send soldiers and police to help counter the cartel, was fueled by migrants who returned to Mexico after years living north of the border.<p>Reny Pineda, who was raised in Los Angeles, is one of those migrants. When he returned to his homeland in Mexico, he found a new life fighting drug lords.<p>Today, Pineda's life revolves around the vast lemon groves that perfume the fertile lowlands of Michoacan. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:54:15 +0000 editor 38625 at http://kuow.org Migrant Heads Home To Mexico — And Joins Fight Against Cartel LA Mayor Offers To Shelter Immigrant Kids, Angering Protesters http://kuow.org/post/la-mayor-offers-shelter-immigrant-kids-angering-protesters Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Demonstrators across the nation are staging hundreds of protests against illegal immigration this weekend. They reflect a backlash against government resources going to the more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern U.S. border in recent months. This week, Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, announced he'll house some of those miners in L.A. as they await court hearings with funding from the federal government. City resources will not be used. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 editor 38594 at http://kuow.org What Honduran Children Are Fleeing http://kuow.org/post/what-honduran-children-are-fleeing One participant in the debate over what to do with unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:05:55 +0000 editor 38392 at http://kuow.org What Honduran Children Are Fleeing 600 Border Kids Could End Up At Base Near Tacoma http://kuow.org/post/600-border-kids-could-end-base-near-tacoma <p>Hundreds of immigrant children held at the southern border could be moved to a military base near Tacoma.</p><p>Federal and local officials plan to discuss the option Wednesday. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:58:37 +0000 Liz Jones 38347 at http://kuow.org 600 Border Kids Could End Up At Base Near Tacoma Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? http://kuow.org/post/who-smuggling-immigrant-children-across-border "They call me the Wolf," said the 25-year-old human smuggler sitting in front of me, sipping a Coke and stepping away for frequent cellphone calls.<p>"Everybody says we're the problem, but it's the reverse. The gringos don't want to get their hands dirty. So I bring them the Mexicans and Central Americans to do the dirty work for them," he says, smiling.<p>U.S. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 John Burnett 38256 at http://kuow.org Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can http://kuow.org/post/kids-immigration-court-legal-counsel-catch-catch-can The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.<p>The <a href="https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/children-shouldnt-be-left-alone-immigration-court">class-action lawsuit</a> was filed on behalf of eight immigrants — ages 10 to 17 — who the ACLU says have not been able to find a lawyer. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:40:00 +0000 John Burnett 37937 at http://kuow.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can Lawsuit: All Kids Facing Deportation Need Attorneys http://kuow.org/post/lawsuit-all-kids-facing-deportation-need-attorneys <p>The federal government continues to struggle with a flood of immigrant children arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico. Today, a class-action suit filed in Seattle seeks additional legal help for these and all other children who face possible deportation. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:28:42 +0000 Liz Jones 37910 at http://kuow.org What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer http://kuow.org/post/whats-causing-latest-immigration-crisis-brief-explainer It's turning into the largest influx of asylum seekers on U.S. soil since the 1980 Mariel boatlift out of Cuba.<p>Since October, more than 52,000 children — most from Central America and many of them unaccompanied by adults — have been taken into custody. That's nearly double last year's total and 10 times the number from 2009.<p>President Obama has called on Congress to supply nearly $4 billion simply to deal with the problem. In the meantime, U.S. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 37886 at http://kuow.org What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees http://kuow.org/post/un-urges-us-treat-migrants-refugees People who enter the U.S. and nearby countries illegally from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should not be forced to return home and should be treated as refugees, a U.N. agency says. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from those countries are subject to persecution.<p>From Geneva, Lisa Schlein reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"The United States isn't the only country being flooded by migrants from Central America. U.N. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 37796 at http://kuow.org U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees Migrants Buses Turn Back In Face Of Protesters http://kuow.org/post/migrants-buses-turn-back-face-protesters Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.<p>The standoff in Murrieta came after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to complain to elected officials about the plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Many protesters held U.S. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:34:29 +0000 editor 37555 at http://kuow.org Migrants Buses Turn Back In Face Of Protesters