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Court case seeks inspections of child border facilities

Jun. 27, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Migrant children being housed at a Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with little care and inadequate food, water and sanitation. U.S....

The Latest: Lawyers want inspections of migrant kid centers

Jun. 26, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over the discovery of children found in filthy conditions at a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Immigrant advocates have asked a federal judge to issue an emergency order requiring immediate inspections and access for doctors...

The Latest: Democrats talk gun violence in personal terms

Jun. 26, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The Democratic presidential candidates are talking in very personal terms about gun violence and how to curb it. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said at Wednesday's debate that he lives in a neighborhood where...

Girl who was in gov't custody inconsolable, lawyer says

Jun. 26, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Her attorney tried breathing exercises, stress putty, a toy. But a 7-year-old Salvadoran girl was inconsolable Wednesday even after the government moved her out of a Border Patrol station where infants, children and teens were being locked up with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Hours after an immigration...

Can 2020 Dems do more than just decry Trump on immigration?

Jun. 25, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. Most of the proposals that the contenders have advanced combine long-held Democratic priorities — such as...

US gov't moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Jun. 25, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

The U.S. government has removed most children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas near the border with Mexico following reports that more than 300 children were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Only about 30 children remained at the station outside El...

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Jun. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before the bodies were...

Police: Connecticut man wanted in stabbings killed in Texas

Jun. 24, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wanted by police in a random stabbing that left a Tennessee man dead and his wife wounded was killed Monday after stabbing a deputy in Texas, authorities say. According to the Texas Highway Patrol, a Gaines County deputy came across Peter Alexander Bohning, of...

Lawmakers decry perilous federal lockups for migrant kids

Jun. 21, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers on Friday were calling for swift change after reports this week of more than 250 infants, children and teens being held inside a windowless Border Patrol station, struggling to care for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. It's a scene that is being repeated...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Jun. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press conference among...