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Monday, Feb 26, 2018

U.S. Reps: ICE Should Review Sexual Abuse Cases in Detention

U.S. Reps: ICE Should Review Sexual Abuse Cases in Detention

More than 40 congressmen have signed a letter calling on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to investigate its handling of sexual assault reports in its detention facilities.

Monday, Feb 26, 2018

Mexico: 2 Texans Kidnapped, Rescued Near Monterrey

Mexico: 2 Texans Kidnapped, Rescued Near Monterrey

Authorities in Mexico say two kidnapped Americans have been rescued near the northern city of Monterrey and their two alleged abductors arrested.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Senators Reaches Immigration Deal on 'Dreamers,' Wall

Senators Reaches Immigration Deal on 'Dreamers,' Wall

A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young "Dreamer" immigrants with President Donald Trump's demands for billions to build his...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

New App to Help People Cross the Border Illegally

New App to Help People Cross the Border Illegally

A soon-to-be-launched mobile app to help people cross the southern border illegally is already causing controversy.

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

FBI: Probe Shows No Evidence of Attack in Border Agent Death

FBI: Probe Shows No Evidence of Attack in Border Agent Death

FBI officials said the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a "scuffle, altercation or attack."

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

76 Undocumented Immigrants Discovered Near Laredo

76 Undocumented Immigrants Discovered Near Laredo

Nearly 80 undocumented immigrants, including 13 children traveling alone, were found inside a trailer of a big rig near Laredo, Texas, authorities said.

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Chicago Man Arrested in Texas Human Smuggling Case

Chicago Man Arrested in Texas Human Smuggling Case

A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with transporting undocumented immigrants after federal agents near the Texas-Mexico border found 12 people inside his tractor trailer truck.

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

10-Year-Old Immigrant With Cerebral Palsy Released

10-Year-Old Immigrant With Cerebral Palsy Released

The American Civil Liberties Union says the U.S. government has released to her family a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Immigrant Child With Cerebral Palsy Detained After Surgery

Immigrant Child With Cerebral Palsy Detained After Surgery

A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who entered the United States from Mexico without permission a decade ago is potentially facing deportation after having to cross a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

Teen at Center of Abortion Case Has Had Procedure: ACLU

Teen at Center of Abortion Case Has Had Procedure: ACLU

An immigrant teen held in federal custody in Texas had the abortion Wednesday that she had been seeking for a month, overcoming the Trump administration's objection.

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