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White House threatens to veto aid bill for migrant families

Jun. 25, 2019 3:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure would hamstring the administration's border security efforts and raising fresh questions about the...

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Jun. 25, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Just 30 children remained at the station outside El Paso Monday, said Rep. Veronica...

White House threatens to veto House border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure would hamstring Trump administration border security efforts. The...

Army IDs 2 soldiers who have died in Arizona this month

Jun. 24, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Army officials have released the names of two soldiers who have died this month in southern Arizona while assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. They say an investigation is underway to determine how they died. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, say...

The Latest: White House threatens to veto border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion border bill that House Democrats plan to try pushing through the chamber this week. White House officials complain in a letter to lawmakers that the bill lacks money...

AP Analysis: Trump moves show him to be unreliable partner

Jun. 24, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad. Trump won his job partly on his claims to be a great dealmaker. But the...

NC Senate vote means showdown nears on immigration bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled General Assembly headed for a showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as a bill that would strong-arm North Carolina sheriffs refusing to cooperate with federal immigration agents neared final passage. The Senate late Monday approved a measure that would...

California pair charged with holding Guatemalan woman, girls

Jun. 24, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Monday that a Northern California couple forced a Guatemalan woman and her two minor daughters to work long hours at a restaurant and cleaning service for little or no pay. They unsealed an indictment after the arrests of Nery Martinez Vasquez and Maura...

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens

Jun. 24, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

Ahead of the first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration priorities Monday in a...

California Legislature OKs health insurance mandate

Jun. 24, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Monday to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law in the country's most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress. The tax now heads to...