Chronicling How America is Being Changed by Immigration

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The Obama administration is confronting what it says is a growing humanitarian crisis on the nation’s southern border as thousands of unaccompanied children, many who are fleeing violence and poverty in Central America, are now entering the U.S. illegally. The influx of children crossing has overwhelmed border officials and made Texas the hotspot for what some are calling the worst immigration crisis in 30 years. Is fear of violence or misinformation causing the mass influx? In order to stem the flow, do they need to be sent back or are their lives in danger? How long can they stay in the country while their asylum status is being processed? Are immigrants still a threat to US jobs and culture or beneath the politics are American’s slowly changing their views on immigrants from Central America? How well are immigrants integrating into American life? Also, an update on Iraq and who's to blame for the Asiana Flight 214 crash.

Banner Image: Children walk past an abandoned house at the gang-infested 14 de Marzo neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa May 23, 2014. Migration by unaccompanied children from countries in the 'northern triangle' of Central America, comprising Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, is gaining attention as a humanitarian crisis in the United States, while U.S. authorities are trying to discourage the inflow of illegal immigrants who will almost certainly be deported. Since October last year, 52,000 unaccompanied children have arrived on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to the Obama administration, and most are fleeing gang and drug violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Picture taken May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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