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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Asylum and Gang Violence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43716.pdf

 

Assesses the legal meaning of the term “refugee” as it applies to unaccompanied children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border who say they are fleeing persecution and gang violence in their home country.  Also considers how the plight of these children compares to the legal wording in the Immigration and Nationality Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends and FY2015 Appropriations

Categories: Congress,Foreign Assistance,Govt Finance,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43577.pdf

Provides details about the foreign assistance request for Latin America and issues for Congressional consideration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Categories: Children,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43702.pdf

Discusses the U.S. response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children from Central America in 2014 and this might affect free trade agreements and foreign assistance arrangements with countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran-Contra Revisited

Categories: History,Iran,Latin America,Presidency

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB483/

A set of eight recently declassified documents covering notes and meetings related to what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s and the question of presidential power,  From the National Security Archive

 

The Gap Report

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/UNAIDS_Gap_report_en.pdf

 

Estimates that 19 million people of the 35 million people living with HIV are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Offers regional snapshots of trouble areas, and portraits of the 12 populations who are at greatest risk of being left behind in the campaign to eradicate AIDs.  From UN Aids

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43623.pdf

Provides answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding unaccompanied children attempting to enter the U.S. at the southwestern border.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Mexico

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43628.pdf

Explores possible reasons for the surge of unaccompanied children trying to enter the U.S. from Central America including crime, poverty, poor economic conditions, family reunification efforts, and Mexican and American immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43616.pdf

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

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