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US identifies 3,900 children separated at border under Trump

Jun. 08, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump's “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts...

EU concerned about Greek use of anti-migrant sound cannon

Jun. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern Thursday about Greece’s use of a sound cannon to scare migrants away from its borders, raising questions over whether the device contravenes the 27-nation bloc’s laws on fundamental rights. The Associated Press...

Guatemalan lives upturned by failed immigration bids

Jun. 03, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TIZAMARTE, Guatemala (AP) — Alvina Jerónimo Pérez tries to avoid going out. She doesn't want to see neighbors. She's even changed the chip in her cellphone since her failed journey to the United States. The 42-year-old woman is fearful her unsuccessful migration could...

In post-pandemic Europe, migrants will face digital fortress

May. 31, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PEPLO, Greece (AP) — As the world begins to travel again, Europe is sending migrants a loud message: Stay away! Greek border police are firing bursts of deafening noise from an armored truck over the frontier into Turkey. Mounted on the vehicle, the long-range acoustic...

More US citizens apprehended for moving drugs over border

May. 31, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An increasing number of American citizens have been apprehended as they have tried to smuggle illegal drugs into the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an uptick that's come amid travel restrictions at the border with Mexico. For more than...

VP Harris announces business investments in Central America

May. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced commitments from a dozen companies and organizations to invest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to address the root causes of migration from the region. ...

US eases asylum restrictions at border amid legal challenges

May. 18, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Domingo Antonio Zeledon traveled for nearly three weeks from his hometown in Nicaragua, leaving behind his wife and three youngest children to come to the United States with his 17-year-old son. The 39-year-old couldn't support his family on...

Ex-Border agent admits illegally bringing woman into US

May. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to illegally bringing a Mexican woman into the U.S. to work as her nanny, according to federal court documents. Rhonda Lee Walker, 40, of Laredo, admitted in a signed plea...

'There was no going back': Migrants send kids into US alone

May. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — Marely had traveled for 13 days, trekking with her mother from Central America to the busiest corridor for illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings. Then, as the 12-year-old Salvadoran girl got on an inflatable raft to cross the Rio Grande in Texas in the middle of the...

Border Patrol tent facility in Texas evacuated during storm

May. 13, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

DONNA, Texas (AP) — A compound of tents to detain migrant children and families was evacuated for hours this week when struck by fierce winds in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, authorities said. All migrants at the Border Patrol's holding center in Donna, Texas, were moved to...