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Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Guatemalan family reunited

Aug. 15, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress says he's successfully reunited a 9-year-old boy with his mother in Guatemala. Michael Avenatti posted a photo on Twitter late Tuesday of 9-year-old Antony hugging his mother, months after the...

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

Aug. 14, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. A judge denied Michael Avenatti's request to dismiss the removal case against the boy, whose...

Prosecutors seek to lift Guatemala president's immunity

Aug. 10, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors and a United Nations-backed anti-graft commission sought for a third time Friday to have President Jimmy Morales' immunity of office lifted so they can investigate him for possible illicit electoral financing. Maria Consuelo Porras, chief prosecutor and head of...

ACLU lawsuit accuses US of wrongfully denying asylum

Aug. 7, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. The ACLU's lawsuit asks a judge to invalidate Attorney General Jeff Sessions' June 11 decision to restrict...

Tearful reunions for 9 separated kids back in Guatemala

Aug. 7, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Nine Guatemalan child migrants who were taken from their parents at the U.S. border arrived home for tearful reunions Tuesday as the Trump administration tries to comply with a court order to return hundreds of separated minors to their families. "I want to see my mama," Leo Jeancarlo...

Despite crackdown, immigrants flowing through Arizona border

Aug. 7, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just been apprehended at a canal near a border fence in Arizona on a muggy night...

Guatemala ex-President Colom freed on bail amid graft probe

Aug. 4, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan ex-President Alvaro Colom has been freed on bail after spending nearly six months in jail under investigation for alleged corruption. Colom was granted conditional release after paying $133,000. The terms of his release stipulate that he may not leave the department of...

Immigrant parents fight chaotic system for their children

Aug. 3, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government's improvised system to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border has left hundreds of parents in limbo after they were deemed "ineligible" to get their children back. They include a man who had his 2-year-old daughter taken because agents didn't believe he was...

Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

Aug. 3, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill openings, and migrants are coming to the country in...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 3, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Some of Brazil's most popular musicians entertained tens of thousands at a concert held to back calls for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula...