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5th migrant child dies after detention by US border agents

May. 20, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager,...

Sea-Watch enters Italian waters with migrants, flouting ban

May. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says its ship carrying 47 migrants has entered Italian waters despite an explicit ban by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Sea-Watch said Saturday it flouted the ban for humanitarian reasons, moving toward the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. Italy...

Harris in Vegas calls Trump immigration plan 'shortsighted'

May. 16, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Thursday cast President Donald Trump's immigration proposal as a "short-sighted" plan that overlooks immigrant families and categorizes people into a hierarchy. Harris, speaking to members of Nevada's Latino community and Democrats...

Coach Dan Mullen responds to Florida's recent legal troubles

May. 15, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen's strong, personal beliefs about violence toward women haven't resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Although Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member accused of violence toward women in the past month, he...

Pope gives joyride to migrant kids newly arrived in Italy

May. 15, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis gave a joyride in his popemobile Wednesday to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya, in his latest gesture to show solidarity with asylum-seekers and those on society's margins. Francis picked up the kids, who hail from Syria, Nigeria and Congo, at...

Lawmakers ask watchdog to probe migrant teen camp's contract

May. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Three Democratic lawmakers are asking a government watchdog agency to investigate how a private company tied to former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly secured a no-bid contract to hold migrant children in a Florida facility. South Florida U.S. representatives Donna Shalala, Debbie...

AP sources: Trump officials discussed deporting families

May. 14, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining resources and a growing number of Central...

Border Patrol wants to build new tent to detain migrants

May. 10, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that it plans to open a second tent facility to detain migrants in South Texas next to one it opened last week. In a statement, the agency said the 500-person tent it opened in Donna, Texas, is already beyond capacity. The statement cited the large numbers...

Senators concerned about abuse allegations at shelters

May. 9, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant children in its care amid allegations of misconduct at federally funded shelters. Chairman Chuck Grassley of...

US won't answer new questions about migrant teen's death

May. 9, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan de León Gutiérrez told his mother he was calling from a warehouse in Mexico, hidden by a human smuggler who had been paid to take the teenager into the United States. "He told me he had something of a headache, perhaps because he was hungry and had not been able to sleep,"...