• Migrant families have sent roughly 135 children across the US-Mexico border alone, US government says

    Migrant families have sent approximately 135 children across the US-Mexico border alone after waiting in squalid and unsafe conditions in Mexico as a result of a Trump administration policy. The US Department of Health and Human Services told CNN it has identified approximately 135 children in their custody who previously arrived at the southern border with […]

  • California and 19 other states sue over rule allowing prolonged detention of migrant families

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with 18 other state attorneys general, announced a lawsuit Monday challenging the Trump administration’s new rule to hold migrant families in detention indefinitely. “This new Trump rule callously puts at risk the safety and well-being of children. It undermines a decades-old agreement reached in court […]

  • Asylum-seekers held in Mexico weigh whether to cross into U.S. again

    Tania Palma says she crossed the Rio Grande once before and isn’t afraid to do it again. Palma, 30, fled Honduras after several family members were killed and crossed from Juárez, Mexico, into El Paso, Texas, three months ago with her three young children. “Here, under a bridge by the river,” she said, pointing to […]

  • Acting CBP Commissioner John Sanders to step down after two months

    Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders told employees on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from his post on July 5, according to a spokesman for the agency. The resignation of Sanders, who became acting commissioner just two months ago, follows reports of children living in squalor at border stations where they […]

  • Almost 300 migrant children removed from Texas facility described as ‘appalling’

    Almost 300 migrant children have been removed from unsanitary conditions in a border patrol facility in Texas following media reports of lawyers describing “appalling” and potentially dangerous conditions, Department of Homeland Security officials told NBC News. Lawyers who recently visited two Texas facilities holding migrant children described seeing young children and teenagers not being able to shower […]

  • Trump Wants to Charge Asylum Seekers to Apply, Cites ‘Abuse’

    President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures […]

  • 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 […]

  • Judge rejects Trump admin’s plea for indefinite family detentions

    In a scathing ruling late Monday, a U.S. District Court judge here rejected the Trump administration’s request to detain migrant families at the border for as long as it takes to adjudicate their cases. In rejecting the request by President Donald Trump’s Justice Department to modify the so-called Flores agreement of 1997, which dictates a 20-day […]

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