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O'Rourke says he gave more to charity than tax returns show

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Facing questions about his relatively meager charitable giving, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he and his family had donated more than reported on past tax returns because they weren't interested in taking deductions. Speaking to reporters...

US wants to build more tents at border to detain migrants

Apr. 16, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to...

After force-feeding, ICE releases 2 immigrant detainees

Apr. 12, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two Indian men who were force-fed during a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center are out of government custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa confirmed Thursday that Jasvir Singh and Rajandeep Singh were released on bond...

Border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

Apr. 9, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States. Truckers have been...

University closes in Mexico border city after student slain

Apr. 9, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The weekend killing of a female university student has sparked protests and a four-day shutdown at the University of Ciudad Juarez. During the 1990s, it took dozens of slayings of women before outrage spread in Juarez, a city across the border from El Paso, Texas. But the weekend killing...

Warrants issued for alleged vandals of Border Patrol museum

Apr. 5, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people from eight states are facing arrest in connection with the vandalism of a West Texas museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol agents. Activists peppered the institution with stickers and left explicit messages in the guestbook in February in...

Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

Apr. 4, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report confirmed that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government's ability to...

Complaint: El Paso immigration judges violate due process

Apr. 3, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An immigration court in El Paso, Texas, that only approves a handful of the asylum cases it considers each year routinely violates due process, attorneys contend in an administrative complaint filed Wednesday. The American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers...

Mexico expresses concern about US border slowdowns

Apr. 2, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday there are significant slowdowns at U.S. border crossings, particularly at three of the eight between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. The slowdowns have been caused by a U.S. decision to re-assign some 2,000 border officers who normally check vehicles...

US expands 'catch and release' amid surge in migrants

Apr. 2, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as "catch and release." With immigrant processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is busing...