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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 Sep 23U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits
The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.
Politics Sep 08WATCH: Obama tells voters to step up or ‘things can get worse’
Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics."…
Nation Aug 03U.S., ACLU divide on how to reunify separated families
The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday revealed widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of immigrant children with parents who have been deported since the families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nation Jul 26More than 1,800 children reunited with parents after border split, but hundreds remain apart
The Trump administration says hundreds of families still remain apart, signaling a potentially arduous task ahead as it deals with the fallout of its "zero tolerance" policy on people entering the U.S. illegally.
Nation Jul 16Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families
A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of immigrant families who were reunited after being separated by the Trump administration at the border.
Politics Jul 14Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the government has largely complied with a deadline to reunite families with children under 5.
Politics Jul 10Some immigrant children reunited with parents as court deadline looms
The Justice Department said more than 50 children under age 5 could be back in the arms of their parents by the deadline at the end of the day.
Nation Jul 09U.S. will reunite and release more than 50 immigrant children
SAN DIEGO — More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesday's court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration, a government attorney said Monday. The families will be released after they are reunited.
Politics Jul 09ACLU says less than half of child reunions will meet deadline
The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases.