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Nation Oct 25Tally of children split at border tops 5,400 in new count
U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday, bringing the total number of children separated since July 2017 to more than…
Politics Oct 11Judge blocks Trump rule that would deny green cards to poorer immigrants
U.S. District Judge George Daniels' ruling came just four days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public…
Nation Sep 25U.S. signs asylum agreement with Honduras
The U.S. has now signed agreements with all three countries in the area known as the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Politics Sep 18WATCH: Trump calls new border wall a ‘world-class security system’
The president reveled in details of construction, saying Border Patrol and military officials persuaded him to adopt more expensive designs. "It's the Rolls-Royce version," President Donald Trump said.
Nation Jul 30ACLU: Over 900 children were separated from their families after court order to stop
The group said 911 children had been separated from their families from June 28, 2018, to June 29 of this year.
Nation Jul 16Some migrants allowed to cross southern border on first day of Trump’s new asylum policy
The administration announced the plans a day earlier, reversing decades of U.S. policy in its most forceful attempt yet to slash the number of people seeking asylum in America.
Nation Jul 04Appeals court rules Trump can’t use Pentagon money for border wall
A divided three-judge panel agreed with a lower court ruling that prevented the government from tapping Defense Department money to build sections of wall in Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Nation May 25Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall
A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities.
Nation May 22Border holding center to reopen after 32 migrants get the flu
The 32 sick children and adults have been quarantined at a smaller processing center. The center has been cleaned and will soon reopen but the closure.
Nation May 09WATCH: U.S. prosecutors add hate crime charges in California synagogue shooting
Federal officials announced Thursday that they have filed 109 hate crime charges against the man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue and said he called a 911 dispatcher afterward to report that he had done it to…