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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, shows a public phone near detainees in a residential pod during a media tour of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma, Wash. Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show

Judge orders immigration detention hotline restored

Feb. 12, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restore a free hotline that let detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions until shortly after it was featured on the TV show “Orange Is the New Black.” U.S. District Court Judge André Birotte...

Judge denies deportation stay for boy, 5, with head injury

Feb. 10, 2020 5:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge rejected a request for an emergency stay Monday to require that a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy not be deported before he is seen by a pediatric neurologist, according to advocates for the child. Lawyers for the child's family plan to appeal Judge Stephen V. Wilson's denial...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, a map using English, Spanish and photos is seen at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. A 5-year-old boy from Guatemala who fractured his skull and suffered bleeding around his brain in an accident before entering the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center is not being properly treated for what could be a traumatic brain injury, according to family members and advocates. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Advocates allege ICE neglecting 5-year-old with head injury

Feb. 5, 2020 5:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy from Guatemala who fractured his skull in an accident and suffered bleeding around his brain is not being properly treated at an immigration detention center in Texas for what could be a traumatic brain injury, family members and advocates alleged. U.S. Immigration and...

This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Youth Services Center in Manchester, N.H. An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday, Jan. 31, the allegations are motivated by

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

Feb. 5, 2020 9:17 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he held a boy down while colleagues raped him in 1998. James Woodlock went on leave from his position as a...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to questions during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. Shortly before taking office Lopez Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers dubbed the “servants of the nation,” to canvass people who receive government benefits collecting their personal information in part to see if they might be eligible for yet more help from various programs promised during the campaign for the likes of farmers, the disabled, unemployed youth and the elderly. The effort alarmed opposition political parties who saw it as an attempt to illegally use public funds to promote López Obrador and his leftist Morena party.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

After crackdown, Mexico president sees caravans as waning

Jan. 31, 2020 2:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to emerge, but he sees the phenomenon which became a political football in the United States in recent years as waning. A week after armored National...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to questions during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. Shortly before taking office Lopez Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers dubbed the “servants of the nation,” to canvass people who receive government benefits collecting their personal information in part to see if they might be eligible for yet more help from various programs promised during the campaign for the likes of farmers, the disabled, unemployed youth and the elderly. The effort alarmed opposition political parties who saw it as an attempt to illegally use public funds to promote López Obrador and his leftist Morena party.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico migrant agency's access ban draws fire from president

Jan. 29, 2020 7:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday criticized a directive from his own immigration agency that temporarily barred access to migrant detention centers by nonprofit groups that monitor conditions and assist migrants. At least one activist group was allowed...

Esvin Fernando Arredondo of Guatemala reunites with his daughters Andrea, left, Keyli, right, and Alison, second from left, at Los Angeles International Airport after being separated during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

Jan. 23, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As his long-lost son walked toward him in an airport terminal, a sobbing David Xol stretched out his arms, fell to one knee and embraced the boy for about three minutes, crying into his shoulder. He had not held the child since May 2018, when border agents pulled then-7-year-old Byron...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson steps outside 10 Downing Street, in London, to welcome Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK Lords slam Brexit bill for not addressing child migrants

Jan. 21, 2020 12:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink part of his key Brexit bill and restore a promise to reunite child refugees with family members in the U.K. Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, voted 300-220 on Tuesday to ensure that post-Brexit...

FILE - This June 6, 2019 file photo provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows one of the signs over the doorways within the dedicated unit for transgender migrants in the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, N.M. One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador was arrested  Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and taken back to the Cibola County facility because the U.S. government is appealing. Lawyers say the woman is being unfairly detained and has a seizure disorder that threatens her life if left untreated. (Ron Rogers/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

Jan. 17, 2020 2:53 PM EST

One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador with several illnesses was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing the judge's decision, the woman's lawyers said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, people wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border in Tijuana, Mexico. A federal judge rules that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexican border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Judge refuses to second-guess family separations at border

Jan. 13, 2020 10:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. The American Civil Liberties...