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Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 09:52 AM EST

Photos Show Honduran Migrant Parents Guiding Baby Under Wall

Photos Show Honduran Migrant Parents Guiding Baby Under Wall

A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum. In recent weeks,...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 01:23 PM EST

Pelosi Rejects Funding Wall to Protect Young Immigrants

Pelosi Rejects Funding Wall to Protect Young Immigrants

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange for a deal to help hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Pelosi...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 07:22 AM EST

81 Migrant Children Separated From Parents Since June

81 Migrant Children Separated From Parents Since June

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings,...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 05:31 PM EST

Toddler Injured After Being Dropped From Border Fence

Toddler Injured After Being Dropped From Border Fence

A 2-year-old girl accidentally head-butted an adult and suffered a bloody nose after being dropped from an 18-foot border fence in another example of the immense increase in the number of families who have come...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 04:00 PM EST

Fact Check: Entire Trump Tweet on Immigrant Aid Is Wrong

Fact Check: Entire Trump Tweet on Immigrant Aid Is Wrong

President Donald Trump is spreading a false claim from supporters that people who are in the United States illegally receive more in federal assistance than the average American gets in Social Security...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 01:51 PM EST

US Citizen Sues Fla. Sheriff After He Was Nearly Deported

US Citizen Sues Fla. Sheriff After He Was Nearly Deported

A U.S. citizen was detained in a Florida prison and flagged for deportation despite his repeated pleas to authorities that he was American and the county’s own jail files indicating he was born in Philadelphia...

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 04:48 AM EST

Migrant Leaders Organizing Saturday March to Border

Migrant Leaders Organizing Saturday March to Border

Leaders among the migrant caravan in Tijuana, Mexico are distributing flyers in an attempt to organize a march to the border Saturday morning, according to the city's mayor. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said...

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 12:57 AM EST

ICE Threatens 'Likely Increase' of Immigration Raids in NJ

ICE Threatens 'Likely Increase' of Immigration Raids in NJ

Federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement since April have conducted at least three major raids across New Jersey, arresting nearly 190 people suspected of being undocumented immigrants. That...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 07:42 PM EST

Judge Rules Against Trump in 'Sanctuary' Case

Judge Rules Against Trump in 'Sanctuary' Case

The Trump administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in public safety grants from "sanctuary" states, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday. The "court concludes that defendants did not have...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 03:57 PM EST

US to Keep About 4,000 Troops at Border Through January

US to Keep About 4,000 Troops at Border Through January

U.S. officials say the number of active-duty troops on the border with Mexico will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January. Officials say the Department...

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