• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Photos: Hundreds of Children Wait in Border Patrol Facility in South Texas

    Photos released by the United States Customs and Border Protection agency show children using foil-like sheets as blankets as well as cage-like structures inside of a South Texas Border Patrol immigration processing center. The McAllen facility, known as Ursula, has separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults who are by themselves, and mothers and fathers who […]

  • Sheriff: Tx. Deputy Assaulted Girl, 4, Silenced Mom With Deportation Threats

    A Texas sheriff’s deputy is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child’s mother, an undocumented immigrant, with deportation if she reported him. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says 47-year-old Jose Nunez was arrested Sunday on a warrant for super aggravated sexual assault, pending formal charges. Salazar said the mother from Guatemala […]

  • Trump admin will house migrant kids in tents in Tornillo, Texas

    The Trump administration has selected Tornillo, Texas, for the construction of tents to house the overflow of immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new “zero tolerance” policy, according to three sources familiar with the decision. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will erect a “tent city,” […]

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