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When the Obama administration announced an expanded immigration initiative this week to address an escalating humanitarian crisis in Central America, it seemed almost paradoxical. On one hand, the government was broadening a program for children fleeing three violence-racked countries there, allowing for more applicants to enter the United States as […]

By Miriam Jordan The Obama Administration announced Tuesday the expansion of programs that enable Central Americans fleeing violence to apply for refugee status, and said that Costa Rica has agreed to temporarily host some of the more vulnerable individuals before they are resettled in the U.S. The plan is meant […]