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Government officials say as many as 60-90,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America in 2014. With a strong Central American community in the D.C. area, many of these immigrants have made their way here while they wait for hearings before immigration courts. WAMU 88.5 is providing ongoing coverage of how this influx is affecting local communities and schools.

For more information, reporter Armando Trull has put together a list of frequently asked questions about the child migrant crisis.

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Virginia House Holds Out Hope For Bill That Would Deny In-State Tuition To Undocumented Residents

In Virginia, an effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate. But Republicans are still hoping to score a victory in the House of Delegates.
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Latinos Overwhelmingly Support President Obama's Immigration Plan, Poll Says

A new poll finds that Latinos support President Obama's executive actions to provide relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants by a wide margin.

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After Obama Speech, Local Immigrants Celebrate — While Some Hope For More

Local immigrants and activists gathered outside the White House on Thursday celebrated President Obama's executive actions on immigration, but some worry that they will still remain in the shadows until Congress acts.
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Fairfax Asks Feds for Help Funding Unaccompanied Minors

More than a thousand unaccompanied minors from Central America have found a temporary home in Fairfax County, but school officials are struggling to pay for their education.

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Number Of Unaccompanied Minors In D.C. Region Climbs To 7,000

The U.S. government has released more than 45,000 Central American children from detention centers, and thousands have been settled in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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LISTEN: Reporter Armando Trull Reflects On Gang Violence In El Salvador

The unaccompanied minors crisis that is straining resources in the D.C. area and across the United States stems from horrific gang violence in Central America. WAMU Senior Reporter Armando Trull talks more about his reporting from El Salvador this week.

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Montgomery County Stops Cooperating With Feds On Immigration Detainers

Montgomery County has ended a long standing practice of cooperating with immigration officials seeking to deport some people in county custody.
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Voices From El Salvador: Hope Endures Amid Despair

Gang violence is a big factor driving undocumented immigrants across the border to cities like D.C., but programs to address the problems that drive that violence in Central America may be bearing fruit.

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Voices From El Salvador: A Civil War's Unhealed Wounds

Much of the violence driving today's youth of El Salvador to migrate to American cities like Washington D.C. is a legacy of the U.S.-sponsored civil war decades ago that tore the Central American country apart.

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How The Immigration Crisis Looks From Two Nations' Capitals

WAMU's Armando Trull discusses his recent reporting trip to El Salvador, where he reports on how gang conditions in Central America are affecting the unaccompanied migrant crisis in the D.C. area.