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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak, left, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a press briefing about the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, inside 10 Downing Street in London.  With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Sunak is among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

The Latest: Japanese leaders press PM to hasten measures

Apr. 10, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR — Japanese leaders press prime minister to hasten emergency...

Uinta County immigration detention center plans canceled

Apr. 9, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Construction plans for an immigration detention center in Uinta County have been canceled after several groups protested against the southwestern Wyoming facility. CoreCivic was planning to build the facility for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold about 1,000 people in...

Clothes are hung on the fence of a migrant facility at Malakasa village, north of Athens, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Greece has put the facility outside Athens on lockdown for 14 days after a 53-year-old Afghan developed coronavirus symptoms Saturday afternoon. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Germany, Luxembourg to take in migrant children from Greece

Apr. 7, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to take in up to 50 unaccompanied minors staying at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece, while Luxembourg has agreed to accept 12, government officials said Tuesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will propose to the Cabinet on Wednesday a plan to bring the children to Germany...

Judge for now won't release immigrants with high virus risks

Apr. 4, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge declined to order the release of two people from immigration detention facilities in Maryland after their lawyers argued that they are at a high risk of death or serious illness from a coronavirus infection. But U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang said he would...

Group holding immigrant children settles ex-employee claim

Apr. 3, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Texas-based organization that runs facilities to hold immigrant children has settled a retaliation claim from an ex-employee. Southwest Key Programs will pay $68,000 to the employee, the Justice Department said in a Friday news release. DOJ alleged the...

Judge in Maryland weighs release of 2 detained immigrants

Apr. 2, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Immigrants’ rights advocates on Thursday urged a federal judge to order the release of two people from Maryland immigration detention facilities, saying their medical conditions carry a high risk of death or serious illness from a coronavirus infection. U.S. District Judge...

Migrant dies in Mexico detention center riot over virus fear

Apr. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan migrant died during a riot at an immigration detention center in Mexico, where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions they say could expose them to the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. Twenty-seven migrants escaped from the facility in the Gulf coast...

Judge mulls request to release migrant children over virus

Mar. 27, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said she doesn't want a sudden, large-scale release of immigrant children from U.S. government custody but wants to know why they're still being held as the coronavirus spreads. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said she wants to be sure immigrant...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

3 migrant children in US custody test positive for virus

Mar. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three immigrant children in U.S. government custody at a New York facility have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Thursday. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, said it has suspended releases from centers in...