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Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:47 PM EDT

Federal Judge Refuses to Shut Down DACA Program

Federal Judge Refuses to Shut Down DACA Program

A federal judge in Texas declined Friday to order an immediate halt to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama-era initiative that has allowed 700,000 young people, known as "Dreamers," to...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 08:00 PM EDT

Abuse Charges Raise Pressure to Reunite Migrant Families

Abuse Charges Raise Pressure to Reunite Migrant Families

The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:55 AM EDT

Migrant Children Sent to CT Given Legal Immigration Status

Migrant Children Sent to CT Given Legal Immigration Status

Six weeks after a judge ordered a pair of migrant children in Connecticut to be reunited with their parents, the government granted each child one year of legal immigration status in the United States.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 01:46 PM EDT

Mom: Tot Died in ICE Custody, Got Inadequate Medical Care

Mom: Tot Died in ICE Custody, Got Inadequate Medical Care

A toddler who came across the border with her mother seeking asylum died after receiving inadequate medical care in ICE custody, according to lawyers for the woman. Yazmin Juárez came to the United States in...

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 08:00 PM EDT

ICE-Issued Ankle Monitors Called Inhumane, Ineffective

ICE-Issued Ankle Monitors Called Inhumane, Ineffective

Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT

Mollie Tibbetts Killing Focuses Attention on Immigrants in Agriculture

Mollie Tibbetts Killing Focuses Attention on Immigrants in Agriculture

The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state's...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 02:17 AM EDT

Personnel Issues at Migrant Child Housing Facilities: Report

Personnel Issues at Migrant Child Housing Facilities: Report

Arizona health officials have spotted personnel records concerns at several facilities housing migrant children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Arizona Department of Health Services...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 03:28 AM EDT

ICE Coerced Migrant Parents Into Leaving Kids: Complaint

ICE Coerced Migrant Parents Into Leaving Kids: Complaint

Immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn't understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday. In some of...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 02:37 AM EDT

Mexican Man Charged in Iowa Slaying Worked Under Fake Name

Mexican Man Charged in Iowa Slaying Worked Under Fake Name

A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman was allegedly abducted while running last month, his...

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 01:18 PM EDT

Army Reinstates Dozens of Discharged Immigrants

Army Reinstates Dozens of Discharged Immigrants

At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday. Since...

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Thousands Expected to Attend Farm Aid Festival in Hartford
Thousands Expected to Attend Farm Aid Festival in Hartford

The Farm Aid Festival is coming to Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre Saturday, its first-ever stop in Connecticut, organizers are expecting more than 20,000 people to attend.

Suspect Confessed to 2014 Killing of Simsbury Jogger: Source
Suspect Confessed to 2014 Killing of Simsbury Jogger: Source

Multiple police agencies have had contact with a suspect in connection with the November 2014 death of an insurance executive who was killed while she was jogging in Simsbury, according to sources with knowledge...

NBC CT Hurricane Relief Drive Raises More than $10k
NBC CT Hurricane Relief Drive Raises More than $10k

Thanks to your support, together we raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross' Hurricane Florence relief efforts and you can still donate online.

Oakdale Man Killed in Montville Crash
Oakdale Man Killed in Montville Crash

An Oakdale man was killed in a crash following a police pursuit in Montville Friday night.

Committee Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time
Committee Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time

The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford...

Man Charged in Deadly Hartford Hit-and-Run
Man Charged in Deadly Hartford Hit-and-Run

Hartford police have arrested a local man accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash in the North End of the city earlier this month.