Mental health experts have warned migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are at risk of developing the condition known as toxic stress.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a House committee that the U.S. faces "a real, serious, and sustained crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The hearing was rescheduled from February when Nielsen said she was not available to testify.
The Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants…
By Robert Burns, Colleen Long, Jill Colvin, Associated Press
By Joshua Barajas, Amna Nawaz
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 Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. Nielsen was speaking Monday at the National Sheriff's Association conference in New Orleans.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets…
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Trump, who has growing increasingly frustrated by a spike in apprehensions at the border and other legal setbacks, blamed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday for failing to do enough to stop them, according to people familiar with the…
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
A "zero-tolerance" policy toward people who enter the United States illegally may cause families to be separated while parents are prosecuted, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.
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