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Judge inspects Border Patrol facility as trial continues

Jan. 15, 2020 7:25 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday said he would inspect a Tucson Border Patrol facility that migrants say is plagued by extreme overcrowding, freezing temperatures and unsafe conditions. U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury said he was going to inspect the main Tucson Sector facility...

Michelle Balogh, right, and Kelly Willis speak to reporters Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 following the sentencing of the Mexican man who killed their brother, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in December 2010, outside court in Tucson, Ariz.  Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in a case that exposed a botched federal gun program known as

Gunman gets life term in `Fast and Furious' border killing

Jan. 8, 2020 1:54 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent nine years ago in a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to...

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., left, looks on as Negah Hekmati speaks about her hours-long delay returning to the U.S. from Canada with her family days earlier, at a news conference Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Seattle. Civil rights groups and lawmakers were demanding information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States from Canada over the weekend. In a statement Sunday, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained and questioned at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Groups demand answers after Iranians say they were detained

Jan. 6, 2020 5:57 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Civil rights groups and lawmakers demanded information from federal officials Monday following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States from Canada over the weekend. The Washington state chapter of the Council on...

US to start collecting DNA from people detained at border

Jan. 6, 2020 3:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday launched a pilot program to collect DNA from people in immigration custody and submit it to the FBI, with plans to expand nationwide. The information would go into a massive criminal database run by the FBI, where it would be held indefinitely. A memo outlining...

Vote count on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.;

Impeachment, immigration, Brexit: How 2019 looked in charts

Jan. 3, 2020 2:26 PM EST

For many reasons, 2019 was historic. The U.S. House impeached the president for the third time in history. The most diverse slate of Democrats ever vied to be their party's nominee for the White House. Britain pushed to extricate itself from the European Union three years after voters chose to leave. While not...

US agency formalizes border medical plan after migrants die

Dec. 31, 2019 4:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday formalized a medical plan formed in the wake of a massive surge of migrant families to the U.S.-Mexico border and a series of deaths in immigration custody. The goal was to increase medical care and efficiency. According to the directive, the...

Congolese woman, 41, dies after entering US border custody

Dec. 27, 2019 9:06 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 41-year-old Congolese asylum seeker died Wednesday in U.S. government custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. CBP says the woman, who the agency did not identify, had arrived at an official port of entry in...

In this Nov. 26, 2019 photo, a federal police officer assigned to the National Guard and a migration agent help a woman off the cargo hold of a truck packed with migrants being smuggled, at an immigration checkpoint where the truck was stopped in Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz state, Mexico. The final tally of people being smuggled in the truck was 74. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

What crackdown? Migrant smuggling business adapts, thrives

Dec. 19, 2019 2:06 PM EST

HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — The heavy-set man swept through a curtain into the reserved area of a nightclub as his bodyguard stood nearby. In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business: handling the income from smuggling migrants across a 375-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. “We control...

In this Dec. 14, 2019, photo, Dr. Psyche Calderon works with a patient in a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. Calderon is a general practitioner volunteering her time to provide care for Central Americans stuck in Mexico while they try to obtain asylum in the United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Volunteers step in to keep asylum seekers healthy on border

Dec. 18, 2019 2:56 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — When the Honduran boy complained of a toothache, Dr. Psyche Calderon asked the obvious question: “When did the pain start?" The answer broke her heart. “When La Mara broke all my teeth and killed all my family," the 14-year-old said. He said little else about the...

A 7-year-old asylum-seeker waits as her mother Isabel, right, and immigration lawyer Charlene D'Cruz, left, as they figure out where they will be spending the night after being processed at the Port of Entry in Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The girl who is unable to contain her own waste due to a congenital illness and who had been refused entry to the United States three times has finally been allowed into the country. (AP Photo/Veronica G. Cardenas)

In reversal, border agents allow sick 7-year-old to enter US

Dec. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 7-year-old child who is unable to contain her own waste due to a congenital illness and who had been refused entry to the United States three times was finally allowed into the country Tuesday, after U.S. border agents exempted her and her mother from the Trump administration's...