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Migrants trying to reach the U.S. border rest at the edge of a highway as they await rides on passing vehicles, near Choloma, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. About 200 Honduran migrants resumed walking toward the border with Guatemala early Thursday, a day before a migrant caravan was scheduled to depart the city of San Pedro Sula. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Honduran migrants trek north toward Guatemalan border

Jan. 14, 2021 8:57 PM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border gathered outside a bus station in this Honduran city Thursday despite continued signs from Mexico and other Central American governments that they would not be allowed through. Santos Demetrio Pineda was one of hundreds...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala, hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, in Los Angeles. A court-appointed committee has yet to find the parents of 628 children separated at the border early in the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Jan. 14, 2021 3:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released Thursday...

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Denmark's Minister of Integration from the Liberal Party Inger Stoejberg sits in Parliament, in Copenhagen. Denmark’s ruling party says it will back a vote in parliament on whether Inger Stoejberg, former immigration minister in the previous government, can be tried before the rarely used Court of Impeachment for a 2016 order to separate asylum-seeking couples when one of the pair was a minor. (Peter Hove Olesen/Polfoto via AP, File)

Denmark to hold impeachment trial vote on ex-minister

Jan. 14, 2021 7:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's ruling party said it would back a vote in parliament Thursday on whether a former immigration minister in the previous government can be tried before the rarely used Court of Impeachment for a 2016 order to separate asylum-seeking couples when one of the pair was a...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wolf is resigning Jan. 11, 2021, days after criticizing President Donald Trump. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

Jan. 11, 2021 9:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as the nation faces a heightened terrorism threat from extremists seeking to reverse the election. The announcement by acting DHS Secretary Chad...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 11, 2021 2:13 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 6, 2021. Editorial: Some American children won’t get stimulus checks just because they were born to immigrant parents. That’s wrong, and Congress must fix it. While lawmakers wrestled last week over the size of stimulus payments for COVID-19 relief, Americans engulfed by...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US judge blocks Trump administration’s sweeping asylum rules

Jan. 8, 2021 9:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s most sweeping set of asylum restrictions less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The rules had been set to take effect Monday. The court order has limited immediate impact because the government has...

Mexico's top diplomat discusses migration with US official

Jan. 6, 2021 10:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat said Wednesday he discussed immigration policy with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the two spoke via internet. Ebrard’s office said that the...

Lawyers for Danish Parliament say ex-minister can be tried

Jan. 6, 2021 9:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two lawyers appointed by Denmark’s Parliament said Wednesday that a former immigration minister in the previous government can be tried before a rarely used court for a 2016 order to separate asylum-seeking couples when one of the pair was a minor. Denmark's...

No business has been fined under no-tolerance COVID policy

Jan. 5, 2021 10:48 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Zero businesses in Delaware have received fines in the weeks since the Delaware Division of Public Health announced a zero-tolerance enforcement policy for COVID-19 restrictions. The Delaware State News reported Monday that the zero-tolerance policy took effect Dec. 14. It calls for an...

A child carries palm kernels collected from the ground across a creek at a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Child labor has long been a dark stain on the $65 billion global palm oil industry. Though often denied or minimized as kids simply helping their families on weekends or after school, it has been identified as a problem by human rights groups, the United Nations and the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

Jan. 3, 2021 12:33 PM EST

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top cookie seller in her troop when she first heard rainforests were being destroyed to make way for ever-expanding palm oil plantations....