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Nation Jan 11U.S. approved thousands of child bride requests over the past decade, data shows
The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. But the data raises questions about whether the immigration system may be enabling forced marriage and about how U.S. laws may be compounding the problem…
Politics Jan 09AP fact check: Donald Trump and the U.S.-Mexico border
In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump declared a border crisis that's in sharp dispute. Here's how the facts stack up.
Politics Dec 19Judge blocks Trump administration restrictions on who can apply for asylum
The judge said the administration's policy on asylum seekers violates federal immigration law and that "it is the will of Congress -- not the whims of the executive" that sets the standards for expedited removal.
Politics Dec 19What’s the status of Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall?
President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump’s demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a look at where things stand…
Nation Dec 18U.S. officials baffled by large migrant groups flocking to remote New Mexico border crossing
Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are surrendering to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote and dangerous stretch of New Mexico desert.
Nation Dec 18U.S. reverses fingerprinting rule for households sponsoring migrant children
The Trump administration policy required fingerprinting for all adults living in a household where a migrant child would live. Parents and other sponsors have said the fingerprinting rule had slowed placement of children in homes, in part because some members…
Nation Dec 15Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions
The death of the Guatemalan girl is the latest demonstration of the desperation of a growing number of Central American families and children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, often hoping to claim asylum, and it raises new questions about…
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.
Nation Dec 0681 children separated from families at U.S.-Mexico border since June executive order that stopped practice
Dozens of children have still been separated from their families since an executive order stopped the general practice, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
Nation Nov 10Trump’s new move to limit asylum challenged in court
President Donald Trump's new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country, but that plan was immediately challenged in court on Friday.