• Tent Cities cost millions more than keeping migrant kids with parents

    The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created “tent cities” is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings. The […]

  • Audio of Children Detained at Border Stokes Rage Over Separation

    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papá! Papá!” one child is heard weeping in the audio file […]

  • Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, along with two other individuals on Sunday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:52 p.m., when agents arrested a 61-year-old Mexican man suspected of making an illegal entry into the United States near downtown Calexico. Record checks identified the man […]

  • McAllen, Texas, immigration processing center is largest in U.S.

    Hundreds of young migrants are being kept behind metal wire — the type you’d see on a neighborhood batting cage or a dog kennel — inside the country’s largest immigration processing center. A Department of Homeland Security official called the facility, known as Ursula, the “epicenter” of the Trump administration’s policy that has separated thousands […]

  • 1,995 children separated from families at border under ‘zero tolerance’ policy

    The Trump administration separated 1,995 children from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. The administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which was announced by the Department of Justice in April, separates children from their parents or legal guardians because the adults have been referred to DHS […]

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