Immigration

June 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware are calling on the Trump administration to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The senators oppose Ronald Mortensen's nomination for...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their...
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In this self portrait taken in Mexico in May 2018, Blanca Orantes-Lopez poses for a photo with her 8-year-old son, Abel Alexander, during the monthlong journey from their hometown of Puerto La Libertad, El Salvador, to the United States-Mexico border. Orantes, a Salvadoran mother, says she hasn’t spoken to Abel in a month, since immigration officials separated them after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum. (Blanca Orantes-Lopez via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 12:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States. Two months later, she sits...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th Anniversary Celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says Congress must give him the legal authority to detain and remove families that illegally enter the U.S. as a unit. His administration has argued that it has no choice but to separate...
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June 19, 2018 - 10:26 am
When a topic explodes into a national debate, like the Trump administration’s new policy of separating families when they cross the border illegally, there are aspects of the story that parallel an entertaining drama. The national frenzy over the new policy has all the ingredients of a compelling...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic attorneys general are demanding the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the Trump administration's current family separation policy is "an affront to the decency of the American people" and...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 12:06 am
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility has stoked the outrage over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. "...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the...
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June 18, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn't more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy...
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