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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 Jun 11Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather for conference
For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they're facing the most scrutiny ever from secular…
Nation Jun 06U.S. opens new mass shelter in Texas for migrant children
The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding a total of 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system.
Nation Jan 31ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike
Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned.
Nation Dec 19More migrant kids held in mass shelters, AP investigation finds
Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant children in its care in detention centers and facilities packed with hundreds,…
Politics Nov 29Lawmakers call for greater protections for migrant teens in U.S. detention camp
More than 2,300 teens are being held at the remote tent city in Tornillo, Texas, which opened in June. Lawmakers on Thursday called for stricter background checks, more mental health support and a public hearing to further investigate problems.
Nation Aug 09For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits
The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily.
Politics Jul 16Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants
More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.' relentless construction was part of a campaign to push tenants out of rent-stabilized apartments and bring high-paying condo buyers…
Nation Jul 05AP Report: U.S. Army is quietly discharging immigrant recruits
The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose…
Nation Jun 21Immigrant children allege abuse at Virginia detention center
Multiple detainees say guards at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.