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Federal judge denies Trump administration’s request to indefinitely detain families

A federal judge in California Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to indefinitely detain immigrant families apprehended at the border, calling it an attempt by the federal government to simply …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more …


Records show Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.


Froma Harrop: Trump tricks naive Democrats on immigration

If I worked for Donald Trump and designed a T-shirt that read “I don’t believe in borders” in Spanish – and I got a Democratic congressman, say Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a Democratic senator was asking him at …


Sue Lani Madsen: Declaration of Indepence should guide us on immigration reform

The political bands connecting us are fraying. Civil communication is unraveling and common ground is elusive.


For our newest citizens, the test began the second they crossed our border

It’s a long road to belonging for those Americans who join a country struggling to address immigrants, refugees and undocumented residents.


Seattle ICE lawyer facing prison time for stealing identities of would-be immigrants

A former ICE chief lawyer in Seattle faces a federal judge Thursday for sentencing on charges that he victimized “particularly vulnerable” illegal or undocumented immigrants by stealing their identities, according …


At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout U.S.

Still, McAllen, a city of 130,000 people in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, is just a snapshot of the situation along the border, where Trump’s reversal on family separation has sown …


Trump officials pledge to reunite families amid border chaos

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite …


Trump administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as …


Youngest migrants 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, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

President Donald Trump on Tuesday 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 …


A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border

The practice of separating children from their parents, a result of the Trump administration’s new hard-line immigration enforcement policy, has unfolded largely in the dark, separated from the public and …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Five dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.


Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children

Casa Padre now houses more than 1,400 immigrant boys, dozens of them forcibly separated from their parents at the border by a new Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policy.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has already led to overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border and a decision to separate …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Ferris High’s Mandy Manning, the National Teacher of the Year, prepares to deliver her message

Three weeks after being named the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning finally has a chance to reflect.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says

Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

First time on snow: high school immigrant and refugee students head to Mount Spokane

Michelle Townshend teaches immigrant and refugee students at Mount Spokane high school. On March 15, her class ventured into the woods to go snowshoeing as part of the Lands Councils …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does …


Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

California county votes to join Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

Leaders of Orange County, California, voted Tuesday to join a Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations.


Immigrants say working at Kansas ranch was ‘like slavery’

Immigrants working on a remote Kansas ranch toil long days in a type of servitude to work off loans from the company for the cost of smuggling them into the …


ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrants’ IDs

A lawyer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants’ identities.


Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals

President Donald Trump is continuing his habit of painting immigrants as criminals, highlighting gang connections, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football …


Congressman calls for police to arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union

An Arizona congressman known for his hard-line views on immigration called on the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest any undocumented immigrants who attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Immigrant activist: Detentions are ‘psychological warfare’

A detained immigrant activist freed by a judge’s ruling said Tuesday that U.S. immigration officials are engaging in “psychological warfare” by targeting him and other activists for detention and deportation.