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2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

Aug. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's largest provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse. Southwest Key filed applications to reopen a downtown...

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Aug. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. In recent days, Premier...

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

California leads latest lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

Aug. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. Nearly half of Americans would be considered a...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Panel rules soap, sleep essential to migrant kids' safety

Aug. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

Immigrant children detained by the U.S. government should get edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste under a longstanding agreement over detention conditions, a federal appeals panel ruled Thursday in dismissing a Trump administration bid to limit what must be provided. A three-judge panel for the Ninth...

Concerns raised about immigration cases moving out of state

Aug. 15, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plan to stop holding federal detention hearings in Connecticut's only immigration court is raising concerns among political leaders and immigrant rights advocates, who say the defendants, their families and lawyers will be unfairly forced to travel out of state to have their day in...

US agency defends DC shelter for unaccompanied migrant kids

Aug. 15, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has defended its plan to house unaccompanied migrant children in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reports DHHS says unaccompanied minors were apprehended alone, unlike migrant children separated from their families. It says its wards...

DC officials oppose shelter for unaccompanied migrant kids

Aug. 14, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., officials say they don't support the federal government's plan to house unaccompanied migrant children there. The Washington Post reports Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said Tuesday that D.C. won't be complicit in the "inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in...

The Latest: Ocean Viking asks Italy, Malta for a safe harbor

Aug. 13, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The latest on migrants trying to enter Europe (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Two charity groups operating the Ocean Viking rescue ship have formally asked Italy and Malta to allow the 356 migrants aboard to disembark in their ports. After four consecutive days of search and rescue operations in...