The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he has temporarily stopped referring for criminal prosecution adults who cross the border illegally with children. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters in Texas Monday he ordered referrals suspended within hours of…
By Scott Sonner, John L. Mone, Associated Press
While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration's immigration policies Monday in a speech, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
Members of Jeff Sessions' church signed a letter Monday accusing Sessions of child abuse, immorality and racial discrimination.
By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Associated Press
There is no law that mandates the separation of children from parents at the U.S border. The separations are a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that was rolled out weeks ago.
By Amy Taxin, Associated Press
The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress.
By Tramon Lucas, Associated Press
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has defended Sessions' stance, saying "it is biblical to enforce the law."…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Trump administration faced more fallout from President Trump's Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Also, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended separating children and parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. House Speaker…
By Joshua Barajas
Since the Trump administration rolled out its so-called “zero-tolerance” policy last month, separation of parents from their children has become a more routine part of the process. We walk through how the Trump administration came to embrace this policy.
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