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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Eight people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Immigrant families struggling with trauma of separation

Families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration and then reunited with their children say they are suffering deep emotional wounds and want the U.S. government …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Trump administration to detain families longer despite court

The White Houseon Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it’s booming

Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native, sees potential for Remitly, a tech startup which facilitates the cross-border money transfers, to help immigrants send money home to their families.


As Trump considers penalties, Seattle-area immigrants turn down public benefits they’re entitled to claim

Immigrants are withdrawing their children from health care and turning down food stamps as the Trump administration considers penalizing those who use public benefits — even if they’re legally in …


Despite crackdown, immigrants flowing through Arizona border

Families are still coming into the U.S. even in the face of daily global headlines about the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies. The flow of families from Central America is …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Trump administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long …


Seattle-area residents step up to help separated immigrant families

Various organizations are coordinating volunteer efforts to provide services such as housing, translation and transportation to asylum-seekers.


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 …