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Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 09:24 PM EDT

Sick Teen With Premature Baby Shows Migrants' Plight: Advocates

Sick Teen With Premature Baby Shows Migrants' Plight: Advocates

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 09:28 PM EDT

Oklahoma Base Set for Migrant Site Was WWII Internment Camp

Oklahoma Base Set for Migrant Site Was WWII Internment Camp

A U.S. Army base in Oklahoma that the federal government says will temporarily house children crossing the border without their parents was used during World War II as a Japanese internment camp. Historical data...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 11:32 AM EDT

Jury Deadlocked Over Activist Who Aided Migrants at Border

Jury Deadlocked Over Activist Who Aided Migrants at Border

A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 04:08 PM EDT

Tariff Deal Gives Momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' Policy

Tariff Deal Gives Momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' Policy

In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico where they face months,...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 02:34 AM EDT

Traveler, License Plate Images Breached in Cyber Attack: CBP

Traveler, License Plate Images Breached in Cyber Attack: CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that as of Monday no traveler or license plate image data accessed during a May 31 cyber attack has appeared on the dark web or internet. According to CBP, a subcontract...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 03:06 PM EDT

Trump Taps Conservative Ken Cuccinelli to Head Citizenship Agency

Trump Taps Conservative Ken Cuccinelli to Head Citizenship Agency

Ken Cuccinelli, the head of a conservative political action committee that has caused headaches for Republican senators, has been tapped as acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 02:00 AM EDT

California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to distance itself from President Donald...

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 07:48 PM EDT

Central American Migrants Say Deal Doesn't Dash Asylum Hopes

Central American Migrants Say Deal Doesn't Dash Asylum Hopes

At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 04:04 PM EDT

Section of President Trump’s Border Wall to Get New Paint

Section of President Trump’s Border Wall to Get New Paint

In a mission to “improve the aesthetic appearance” of President Donald Trump’s wall, active-duty troops will begin painting a stretch of border fence as part of a military deployment to secure the border at a...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 07:30 PM EDT

Buttigieg's Big Accomplishment That He Never Mentions on the Campaign Trail

Buttigieg's Big Accomplishment That He Never Mentions on the Campaign Trail

It was 2016 and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had a problem. Wanting to coax the small city's approximately 4,500 undocumented immigrants out of the shadows to help them access services, Buttigieg...

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Wet, Unsettled Weather Continues

The NBC Connecticut meteorologists are continuing to track multiple chances for rain and thunderstorms this week.

2 People Found With Gunshot Wounds Inside of Vehicle in Hartford: Police
2 People Found With Gunshot Wounds Inside of Vehicle in Hartford: Police

Police are investigating a double shooting in Hartford after a man and a woman were found with gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle on Wednesday morning.

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Learn How Doctors Are Treating Elbow Injuries With Metal Prosthetics

This article is sponsored by UConn Health. It does not reflect the work or opinions of NBC Connecticut’s editorial staff. To learn more about UConn Health, visit health.uconn.edu. Each year...

Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist
Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist

President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry...

UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence at Home
UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence at Home

A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total...

State Police Provide Update on Dulos Investigation
State Police Provide Update on Dulos Investigation

In the 25 days since Jennifer Dulos disappeared, the New Canaan sent email updates, created a website for tips, and put a request for surveillance footage. However, the department has yet to hold a single...