A government watchdog report made public confirms what many media outlets, immigration lawyers and advocates have said for months after the Trump administration rolled out its "zero tolerance" policy earlier this spring: Officials were not prepared.
By Gisela Salomon, Claudia Torrens, Associated Press
The Trump administration has imposed more stringent rules and vetting on immigrants in the U.S. trying to take custody of children who crossed the border on their own.
By Joshua Barajas
Judge Dana Sabraw said this case is on track to come "to some meaningful closure in the not-to-distant future.” But the ACLU warned there were “communication breakdowns” with some of the remaining reunifications.
By Yamiche Alcindor
On Friday, U.S. officials flew Marianita back to Honduras, where her family welcomed her home.
Amid the ongoing reunification effort for these migrant families was Thursday's news of the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to change the longstanding Flores agreement, which requires the government to hold immigrant children in the "least restrictive setting" and generally…
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement, which requires the government to release immigrant children generally after 20 days in detention.
"I'd want to know what person is behind the number," a federal judge said Friday, saying that there's a need to make sure there's real clarity and precision in keeping track of every parent that's no longer in the U.S.
By Thomas Beaumont, Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press
But even as they don't want to fully dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 57 percent of Democrats view the agency negatively, including nearly three-fourths of those who describe themselves as liberal, according to a new poll.
By Joshua Barajas
The numbers only improved slightly from what the federal government reported last week.
At the heart of Friday’s hearing was the question of whether this next wave of reunifications would occur in families’ home countries or in the U.S.
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