• Trump’s support of renewed child separation policy led to collision with Nielsen

    President Donald Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of meetings at the White House. Trump’s outgoing Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, resisted — setting her at odds with the president. According to two of the sources, Nielsen told […]

  • Thousands of allegations of sexual misconduct against migrant children reported

    Thousands of allegations of sexual abuse, harassment or inappropriate sexual conduct against migrant children in U.S. custody were reported over a four year span to the government agency tasked with overseeing their care, according to documents released Tuesday by a Democratic lawmaker. The documents, provided by Rep. Ted Deutch’s office, show more than 4,550 allegations […]

  • Nearly 500 children are still separated from their migrant parents

    Nearly 500 children still are separated from their immigrant parents nearly two months since a federal judge ordered the youngest to be returned to their family members and more than a month after the reunification deadline for older children. Documents filed in a lawsuit seeking to reunite the families say 497 of the 2,654 migrant children […]

  • Judge calls Trump administration family reunification efforts ‘unacceptable’

    The judge overseeing the court-ordered reunification of the 2,551 migrant children separated from their parents at the border blasted the Trump administration Friday for its lack of a plan to reunify the remaining 572 children in its custody with their parents and the slow pace of progress. In a Thursday night status report filing, the […]

  • Melania Trump makes second trip to U.S.-Mexico border

    Melania Trump is heading back toward the southern border of the United States. And this time, she’s not wearing any particular message. The first lady boarded her plane wearing a black shirt and white slacks for the flight. She was expected to visit centers Thursday housing migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, including a U.S. Customs […]

  • Some States Planning to Sue Over Family Separations

    Washington and more than a half-dozen other states said Thursday that they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy of separating immigrant families illegally entering the United States. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday outside a federal prison in the city of SeaTac, south of Seattle, where about 200 immigration […]

  • Charges are dropped against 17 immigrants. Now they have to find their kids.

    Charges against 17 people accused of entering the country illegally were dropped Thursday, despite President Donald Trump’s vow a day earlier to continue prosecuting everyone arrested for illegal entry. There was no official reason given, said attorney Carlos Montezuma García, an attorney in McAllen. But every one of the 17 immigrants is a parent. News […]

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