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Man wages lonely protest in downtown Spokane against migrant ‘concentration camps’

“I don’t have either party’s name on my sign,” said Bill Compher, a 69-year-old musician and grandfather who has been demonstrating on downtown street corners. “It’s a moral question, not …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Protestors hit Spokane streets calling for closure of border detention camps

About 150 protesters gathered Tuesday for the local iteration of a series of nationwide Close the Camps protests.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.


Administration projecting higher cost for migrants’ care

The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money …


Trump taps former border patrol chief as ICE director

President Donald Trump is tapping a border patrol chief who served under the Obama administration to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Nielsen out at Homeland Security as Trump focuses on border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

’Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at …


In Mexico, there’s no place like home: Most don’t want to head north for work anymore

For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, the young would head north to seek out their own version of the American Dream: Jobs. No more.


29 parents separated from their children and deported last year arrive at U.S. border to request asylum

Twenty-nine parents from across Central America who were separated from their children by U.S. immigration agents last year returned to the U.S. border on Saturday, demanding asylum hearings that might …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Opponents of Trump border emergency close to votes needed

Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border are within a hair of having enough votes to prevail


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall

President Donald Trump is criticizing California’s lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8 p.m.

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:16 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Murray oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that it was likely that President Donald Trump would declare a national emergency at the southern border, Washington legislators Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers start formulating positions on immigration deal to avert shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …


New Mexico governor pulls National Guard troops from border

The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that …


Trump to make prime-time address, visit U.S.-Mexico border amid shutdown stalemate

President Donald Trump is ramping up his efforts to make a public case for his border wall as the partial government shutdown is now in its third week, planning a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Mexico launches plan to stimulate U.S. border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at U.S. border

President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol …


U.S. says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Body of girl who died at U.S. border returns to Guatemala

The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was to be driven hours into …


Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

Congressional leaders on Wednesday were digging in for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Family separations at border down, but dozens still affected

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near

Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …


U.S. to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross

Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved …


For thousands of troops, holiday dinner is at U.S. border

Thousands of American troops spent Thanksgiving deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico, joining fellow service members overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere who marked the holiday away from loved …


Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to U.S. border

Members of a migrant caravan started to meet some local resistance as they continued to arrive by the hundreds in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where a group of …


Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at U.S. border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …