U.S. considering cash payments to Central America to stem migration, officials say – National

The United States is considering a conditional cash transfer program to help address economic woes that lead migrants from certain Central American countries to trek north, as well as sending COVID-19 vaccines to those countries, a senior White House official told Reuters on Friday. The potential program would be targeted at people in the Northern … Read more

Federal Officials Investigating Child Abuse Allegations At Texas Migrant Facility – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – After Gov. Greg Abbott said he received reports from state agencies about allegations of child abuse and neglect at a Texas migrant facility, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be investigating the claims, according to the White House. Abbott on Wednesday called for the facility at the Freeman Coliseum … Read more

Migrant holding area facing child abuse probe nearly full: report

A temporary detainment center for unaccompanied migrant teens in San Antonio that’s under investigation for child abuse is nearly at capacity just over a week after opening, reports said Thursday.  The Freeman Expo Center, which opened on March 29 and is designed to hold 2,100 unaccompanied migrant male teens between the ages of 13-17, already … Read more

Texas Gov. Abbott Says State Agencies Reporting Child Abuse, Sexual Assault At San Antonio Migrant Facility – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state agencies have reported allegations of sexual abuse and child neglect at the migrant facility in San Antonio. Speaking in front of the Freeman Coliseum Wednesday evening, Abbott said he received reports from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Department of Family and Protective … Read more

A Former Obama Official on the “Interlocking Set of Failures” at the Border

Last month, a record high of nearly nineteen thousand unaccompanied children from Central America arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border. The arrivals have overwhelmed government facilities, leaving many child migrants in Customs and Border Protection detention centers for longer than the seventy-two hours permitted by law. The surge of asylum seekers has served as a test … Read more