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  • Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

    PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and lawyers say the young mothers don’t get special medical consideration while they’re being crammed into U.S. facilities so packed that […]
  • Trump says officials working on holiday on census dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said administration officials were working on Independence Day in hopes of finding a way to have the 2020 census include a citizenship question even though the government has begun the process of printing the questionnaire without it. “So important for our Country that the very simple and basic ‘Are […]
  • Border Patrol: Migrants found in Arizona in trailer nearly 100 degrees

    A truck driver is facing charges after authorities say he attempted to smuggle 33 migrants into the U.S. via a hot trailer through the Arizona desert.
  • Phoenix area could be home to new federal shelter for migrant children

    The Phoenix area is among five sites under consideration for new long-term facilities for housing migrant children, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum-seekers locked up

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained […]
  • Border activist to be retried in case on aiding migrants

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A border activist will be retried after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges related to aiding migrants near Arizona’s border with Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday. The government dropped a conspiracy charge and will retry Scott Warren on Nov. 12 on two counts of harboring migrants, said […]
  • Border Patrol to investigate agents’ ‘disturbing’ social media posts

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that it plans to investigate "disturbing social media activity" exposed in a new report. 
  • Trump signs humanitarian aid package to bolster migrant care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $4.6 billion aid package on Monday to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many Democratic lawmakers were hoping for more. They wanted to provide stronger protections for how migrants are treated at holding facilities and to make […]
  • Majority of migrant families do show up for court hearings, analysis finds

    Migrant families are showing up to their immigration court hearings despite claims that the vast majority of them are skipping out.
  • Supreme Court to rule on Trump bid to end ‘dreamers’ program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding a high-stakes immigration case to its election-year agenda, the Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether President Donald Trump can terminate an Obama-era program shielding young migrants from deportation. The justices’ order sets up legal arguments for late fall or early winter, with a decision likely by June 2020 as […]

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