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Trump administration will end refugee program for children

Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States.... Read more»

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Hundreds of Haitians stuck in Mexico waiting to cross the border

Driven by poverty and natural disasters, citizens of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere wait on the Mexican side of the southern U.S. border, hoping to qualify for Temporary Protective Status in the United States.... Read more»

Lawmakers balk at Obama program reuniting Central American families

The program aims to stop a repeat of last summer, when unaccompanied minors showed up at the Southwest border after dangerous treks from Central American homes to rejoin parents in the U.S. But senators worried it could further weaken immigration standards. ... Read more»

Chart: Where every refugee in the U.S. comes from

While most refugees in the US come from China and Haiti, there are some surprising countries on this list.... Read more»

Children struggle to survive on Santo Domingo streets

Hundreds of children roam the streets of Santo Domingo, a city of 2.1 million. Some are Dominican and some Haitian. Many are both. Most were born there, but few know how to legally prove their citizenship as they struggle to survive.... Read more»

Thousands stateless in the Dominican Republic

Over the past seven years, the Dominican government has re-written its constitution, re-interpreted old laws and passed new ones, effectively eliminating birthright citizenship. Today, a child born in the Dominican Republic is no longer automatically a citizen; citizenship goes only to those who can prove they have at least one documented parent.... Read more»

Maternal deaths plague Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, the lifetime risk of maternal death is one in 320, according to UNICEF. That’s almost seven times higher than in the United States.... Read more»

Haitian women cross Dominican border to give birth

Haitian women make up a large portion of the patients giving birth in Dominican hospitals. In the capital of Port–au–Prince, hospitals estimate that up to 35 percent of the patients in their maternity wards are Haitian. On the border, the numbers are higher still. One hospital director estimated that three out of four of his patients are Haitian women who come there to give birth.... Read more»

Domincan-born children of illegal immigrants denied citizenship

Thousands — and potentially hundreds of thousands — of people who were born on Dominican soil to illegal immigrants are being told that they aren't citizens of the Caribbean nation.... Read more»

In post-quake Haiti, radio evolves into powerful mouthpiece

Broadcasting from tarpaulin tents, Haiti's radio journalists are striking a more critical tone.... Read more»

Togo's voodoo fetish markets do brisk trade

Roman Catholic priest Michel Badagbor can only wonder just how many of his parishoners visit the fetish market, where remedies to block evil spells and "juju" can be bought to ensure prosperity.... Read more»

Opinion: Democracy, cancer and depleted uranium

When my sister, 101st Airborne Army Capt. Chaplain Fran E. Stuart, returned from Iraq, she was forever changed. Not only had the desert sand, gun blasts and heat penetrated her psyche during her one-year deployment, but a carcinogen had made its way into her body as well.... Read more»1

Opinion: Foreign aid industry inherently flawed

Like monks calculating the number of angels able to dance on the head of a pin, the apparatchiks of our international assistance community remain focused on dogma, never questioning the foundations of their credo.... Read more»

Analysis

U.S. can give better aid to Haiti

Pledging money is the easy part. The U.S., the lead donor and friend with the greatest interest in Haiti’s development, can do much more: its own aid programs can be more effective; and it can take steps that are far more critical to long-run prosperity for Haiti’s people.... Read more»

Earthquake

Chile quake: Looting and hoarding on the streets

Three days after the quake, there's looting and hoarding on Chile's streets as residents wait for basic necessities to be restored.... Read more»

Opinion

Let Haitians come to the U.S.

How can America best help the survivors of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake? Give them visas to come to the United States.... Read more»

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