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US: Release Detained Migrant Children, Mothers

Jul 27, 2015
Rally to End Family Detention in Dilley, Texas. Photo credit: Photo by Miguel Gutierrez, Jr., Taken on May 2, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0)

(San Francisco) – A United States federal court ruling against the Obama administration’s detention of migrant families ruling is a significant step toward protecting the rights of children, Human Rights Watch said today. Under the decision, announced on July 24, 2015, the government may not hold children with their parents in prison-like facilities, and mothers who do not present a flight or security risk should be released with their children.

Texas fights lawsuit over immigrant children birth certificates

Jul 22, 2015

Texas health officials on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification. 

NYC touts immigrant Unaccompanied Minors Initiative

Jul 21, 2015

All unaccompanied immigrant minors who have reached New York City illegally have access to free legal representation as part of a program that local officials hope will serve as a model throughout the United States

Jamaica wins Group B in 1-0 win over El Salvador at Gold Cup

Jul 15, 2015

Garath McCleary tapped in a rebound in the 72nd minute and Jamaica beat El Salvador 1-0 on Tuesday night to clinch Group B in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

El Salvador, Costa Rica play to 1-1 draw at Gold Cup

Jul 12, 2015

Dustin Corea scored two minutes into stoppage time to help El Salvador earn a 1-1 draw with Costa Rica in their CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage match on Saturday.

US Senate panel approves inceased aid to Central America

Jul 09, 2015

A key Senate panel Thursday approved $675 million in aid to Central American countries to address economic and social conditions that have contributed to an influx of refugees into the U.S. who are fleeing violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

Canada, El Salvador in 0-0 draw at CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul 09, 2015

Kyriakos Stamatopoulos made six saves to help Canada tie El Salvador 0-0 on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

Detentions of Central American migrants by Mexico up sharply

Jun 22, 2015

While the wave of child and teen migrants has receded at the U.S. border, detentions of Central American minors are up sharply in Mexico this year, the country's National Immigration Institute reported Monday.