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Nation Jun 14Premature baby and teenage mother held in immigration detention facility
Immigrant advocates say baby should not have been kept in the overcrowded McAllen, Texas processing facility and should have instead been in a neonatal unit.
Nation Apr 14Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to…
Politics Jan 23DACA recipients skeptical of Trump proposal to reopen government
President Donald Trump's latest plan to reopen the federal government would extend the program's protections for another three years, but the idea is likely dead on arrival.
Nation Dec 147-year-old migrant girl dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody
Officials say the girls, who U.S. Border Patrol agents found in Lordsburg, New Mexico, was taken into custody and then began having seizures.
World Oct 30What the U.S. troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border can and can’t do
The troops will not be allowed to detain immigrants, seize drugs from smugglers or have any direct involvement in stopping a migrant caravan that is still about 1,000 miles from the nearest border crossing.
Nation Jul 071-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family
The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."…
Nation Aug 14Critics say Trump pardon of Arpaio would endorse racism
The report was welcome news for the former Phoenix-area sheriff, who lost a re-election bid in November and who was convicted of misdemeanor contempt of court on July 31. But it angered immigrant rights activists and others who say it…
Nation Jun 17Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group
Border Patrol agents swept into a medical camp in the Arizona desert to capture four immigrants, an operation that volunteers on Friday called a "staged military siege."…
Nation Apr 11WATCH: During border visit, Sessions outlines ‘new era’ of immigration enforcement
His Tuesday speech during his first visit to the border offered the most comprehensive look yet at his plans for federal prosecutions of those in the country illegally.
Nation Apr 11Sessions to tour Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday
Sessions has made immigration enforcement a key priority, saying he will speed up deportations of immigrants here illegally who were convicted of crimes.