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Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separations

Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separations

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:19 AM EDT

Fact Check: Q&A on Border Detention of Children

Fact Check: Q&A on Border Detention of Children

The controversy surrounding family separations at the U.S. Southern border has prompted outrage, opinions and finger-pointing. It has also raised a number of questions, including from our readers. “Are there...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:49 AM EDT

US Has Split Up Families Before, to Often Devastating Effect

US Has Split Up Families Before, to Often Devastating Effect

Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 09:52 AM EDT

Study in Contrast: Maddow, Lewandowski on Family Separations

Study in Contrast: Maddow, Lewandowski on Family Separations

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow broke down late Tuesday while reading an Associated Press report that the Trump administration has been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the...

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'Shame': Protesters Disrupt DHS Chief's Dinner at Mexican Restaurant

'Shame': Protesters Disrupt DHS Chief's Dinner at Mexican Restaurant

Protesters disrupted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's meal at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., while chanting "shame" and "no human being is illegal." The Metro D.C....

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 06:29 AM EDT

Youngest Migrants Being Held in 'Tender Age' Shelters

Youngest Migrants Being Held in 'Tender Age' Shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 09:58 PM EDT

5 Charged in Immigrant Smuggling Scheme After Fatal Texas Crash

5 Charged in Immigrant Smuggling Scheme After Fatal Texas Crash

Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers. The...

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Couple Raises Over $10M on Facebook to Help Migrant Families

Couple Raises Over $10M on Facebook to Help Migrant Families

In what Facebook is calling its single largest fundraiser ever, a couple from Silicon Valley raised more than $10 million to help reunite migrant families being separated at the border. The issue has created a...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:59 PM EDT

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 07:12 AM EDT

House GOP Gets Little Direction From Trump on Immigration

House GOP Gets Little Direction From Trump on Immigration

President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating...

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Youngest Migrants Being Held in 'Tender Age' Shelters
Youngest Migrants Being Held in 'Tender Age' Shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The...

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