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Trump closes doors to immigrants, some US citizens open them

Sep. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As news of immigrant parents being separated from their children at the border filled headlines last summer, Vivien Tartter became distraught. So the 67-year-old psychology professor took action: She opened the doors of her Manhattan apartment to a Guatemalan family of three who had been...

Detention center moves sale agreement to closed session

Sep. 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island detention center has decided to move the discussion around a potential sale to a private operator behind closed doors. The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls has put aside consideration of agreement with creditors Monday night. The decision angered...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems claim Trump inspired El Paso killings

Sep. 13, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that President Donald Trump inspired the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month. On the policy front, Bernie...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

UN rights chief airs worries on climate change, migrant kids

Sep. 9, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Monday she was "alarmed" that migrant children are still being held in centers in the United States and Mexico and warned that climate change has become an unprecedented threat to human rights worldwide. In her introductory address for the start of the Human...

'Can't feel my heart:' IG says separated kids traumatized

Sep. 4, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border last year, the little boy, about 7 or 8, was under the delusion that his dad had been killed. And he thought he was next. Other children believed their parents had abandoned them. And some suffered physical symptoms because of their...

Some migrant parents deported without kids can return to US

Sep. 4, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the U.S. government Wednesday to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that government agents unlawfully prevented...

Greece to tighten borders, speed asylum-seeker deportations

Aug. 31, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister and his national security advisers decided Saturday to transfer refugees from overcrowded migrant camps on its eastern islands to the mainland and accelerate the deportation of rejected applicants for asylum without giving them the right to appeal. The Greek...

Government: Let's end agreement for migrant kid detention

Aug. 31, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday took another major step to end a settlement agreement governing the length of time and conditions in which it can detain immigrant children. Government attorneys have filed a notice requesting that a federal judge dissolve what's widely known as the Flores...

The Latest: Government takes step to dismantle agreement

Aug. 30, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a longstanding settlement agreement that governs the detainment of immigrant children (all times local): 9 p.m. The U.S. government has taken a major step to end a decades-old agreement governing the conditions and length of time in which immigrant children can be held....