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United Methodist Church chides Sessions over border policy

Jun. 20, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church are denouncing him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border. Members of the United Methodist Church from across the country...

The Latest: Pope criticizes separating families at border

Jun. 20, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Pope Francis is criticizing the Trump administration's immigration policy, telling a news reporter earlier this week that he agrees with U.S. Catholic bishops that separating children from their parents at a border is...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Crying children fill 'tender age' shelters

Jun. 20, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

Reports about the separation of families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy continue to have an impact. While federal officials say they are trying to work out how to reunite immigrant children and parents who have been detained in separate facilities, a news show host has been...

The Latest: Merkel says refugees 'central global question'

Jun. 20, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 2:35 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the number of refugees worldwide is "simply unthinkable" and that people fleeing is "a central global question of our time." The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that...

APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Jun. 20, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters...

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Jun. 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's uncertain if...

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Jun. 20, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted. "This...

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

Jun. 20, 2018 4:59 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of...

California to defend immigration laws against Trump

Jun. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After repeatedly suing the Trump administration over U.S. immigration policies, California will find itself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending protections for people in the country illegally against a court challenge by the federal government. U.S. Judge John Mendez in...

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Jun. 20, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. "You have to stand for something," Trump declared Tuesday, as he defended...