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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.
Nation Jun 19Toddlers, babies are ‘hysterical, crying and acting out’ without their parents in Texas immigrant shelters
Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where…
Nation Apr 26Federal officials lose track of nearly 1,500 migrant children
Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in communities across the country.