Monday, July 21, 2014 - 06:47
The root cause dates to the parents and grandparents of the young people fleeing their countries today — our region’s “lost generation,” those who were children and teenagers in the 1980s.
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 06:37
A person involved in the planning said that inside the White House, national security staffers were concerned about the growing influx of children but that the influential team of domestic policy advisers was far more focused on the legislative push.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 13:41

This week the President of Honduras asked for a ‘Plan Colombia’ for his country, the Pentagon trained more Mexican military members and U.S. Southern Command completed its six-week training mission in Belize. Read these stories and other highlights below. 

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:05
"We also need to use our leverage with these foreign countries to gain their cooperation if they refuse to cooperate with us--whether it is withholding foreign aid, whether it is any number of punitive measures."
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:59
"Senator McCain and I will offer a bill that will hinge U.S. foreign aid to Central American countries on their response to this situation, providing for refugee processing in those countries". Rep. Flake also holds that incentives for children to embark on the dangerous trip north still exist, given that the adminsitration is letting them stay with family members.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:41
"The problem simply is that we are not devoting the time and the resources--the money--to the interdiction of the big drug shipments coming out of South America into Central America. The administration has to address this issue with regard to going back to what we did so successfully in Plan Colombia".
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:34
"More support for security in Central America is critical. We need to interdict more drugs. General Kelly, the head of SOUTHCOM, says we let 75 percent of the drugs that come into the United States go by us. We know where they are, but we haven't put the military resources in place to interdict them".
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:05
Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State and coordinator of unaccompanied migrant children issues, traveled to Mexico from July 13-16 to meet with the foreign ministers of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. He also visited Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and several migrant shelters.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 06:37
Now Congress wants to use the process that's already failing to identify which Mexican children are being victimized, and expand it to Central American children fleeing the most dangerous places on earth.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 06:31
What is new is the grisly market forces that have come into play: the prices charged by coyotes has plummeted.