Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press.
By Alan Fram, David Sharp, Associated Press
A small bipartisan group of senators planned to introduce a resolution Thursday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to finance additional miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus in on "very real" threats from China and Russia in…
Thousands of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of migrant children in government-funded shelters were made over the past four years, including scores directed against adult staff members. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., released the Health and Human Services Department data…
By Associated Press
A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement arguing there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Feb. 24, a standoff on Venezuela’s border blocks humanitarian aid, scientists rate Hollywood’s portrayal of climate change on Oscar day, and newly-digitized materials from Louis Armstrong's archives are helping to carry his legacy to new…
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a resolution to stop President Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund construction of walls and barriers on the border with Mexico. But what is actually happening at the border?…
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts is being challenged in a federal court in San Francisco. A lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups claims the practice that took…
By Tom Hays, Associated Press
Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a…
By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Associated Press
Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.
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