By Joshua Barajas
In one of its first official acts, the House passed a series of bills Thursday to fund several federal departments that are closed because of a partial government shutdown, which is now in its 13th day. Under the plan,…
By Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went to an Arizona border city Saturday on the second day of a southwest tour following the recent death of another Guatemalan migrant child in U.S. government custody .
Felipe Gómez Alonzo’s death again raises questions about whether officials failed to notice vital signs of distress from a migrant child in government custody.
The Trump administration has announced a plan that would limit the number of non-citizens permitted to claim asylum by barring those who have crossed the border at places other than designated checkpoints. Judy Woodruff learns more from Yamiche Alcindor and…
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
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.
In our news wrap Thursday, the head of FEMA denied he intentionally misused government vehicles, but acknowledged an investigation by the inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security. Also, mass evacuations are underway in the Philippines ahead of the…
The number of unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody have reached their highest levels ever, according to government figures. According to one report, the number has grown five-fold in the last year. What does the staggering increase mean for the…
In our news wrap Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security says it wants to detain migrant families together until their cases are resolved. That goes against the 1997 Flores agreement that requires migrant children be held in the least restrictive…
By Lisa Desjardins, Joshua Barajas, Daniel Bush
A motion filed by 18 attorneys general Monday asked the federal government to provide more immediate information and access to those detained after being separated at the border. Here are highlights from more than 900 pages of declarations, including personal…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that the armed conflict and extraordinary conditions support the need for continuing the designation. But the administration will not take on new applicants, she said.
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