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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 […]

By Paul J. Weber | AP June 16 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas can’t keep out Syrian refugees, a federal judge has ruled, dismissing concerns state Republican leaders’ sounded over hidden extremists following the Paris attacks and revived this week by Donald Trump following the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Texas was the […]