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Mexican police find 75 migrants in border town safe house

Aug. 20, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal police have found 75 Central American migrants hidden at a safe house in a border town outside Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. The migrants included 26 minors. Most were from Honduras, with fewer numbers from Guatemala and El Salvador and two from...

US official calls tent court for asylum seekers 'impressive'

Aug. 20, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A top U.S. immigration official says the South Texas tent courtrooms where thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico will be given asylum hearings by video are "very impressive." U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli spoke to reporters Tuesday,...

US sued over Honduran man's suicide after family separation

Aug. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A new lawsuit blames the Trump administration's family separations for the death by suicide of a Honduran father after being separated from his 3-year-old child. The widow of Marco Antonio Muñoz sued the U.S. government and South Texas' Starr County, which operated the local jail where...

Pelosi: Immigration reform is Congress' moral responsibility

Aug. 12, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees comprehensive immigration reform not only as Congress' official work but also as its moral responsibility as she finishes up a tour of Central America. Pelosi traveled with a congressional delegation to explore the causes of immigration and...

Pelosi: Immigration reform is Congress' moral responsibility

Aug. 11, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees comprehensive immigration reform not only as Congress' official work but also as its moral responsibility as she finishes up a tour of Central America. Pelosi traveled with a congressional delegation to explore the causes of immigration and...

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Honduras

Aug. 10, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Honduras on Saturday on the final leg of a tour of Central America. Pelosi is traveling with a congressional delegation to explore the causes of immigration and possible solutions. The delegation has already visited Guatemala and El...

Pelosi delegation visits Central America amid migrant crisis

Aug. 8, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi, arrived in Guatemala with a congressional delegation Thursday, starting a Central American trip that seeks to explore the causes of immigration amid a crisis of migrants on the southern U.S. border. After meeting with government, church and...

Ex-South Texas city official pleads guilty in bribery case

Aug. 3, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former elected official in South Texas faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in what prosecutors call a $4 million bribery case. Ex-Weslaco City Commissioner John Cuellar pleaded guilty Friday in McAllen, in a plea deal, to conspiracy to commit honest services wire...

Border Patrol detains adults with no end - until lawyers sue

Jul. 30, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In early June, twin brothers from Guatemala let their sister in California know they were about to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Then they vanished for almost a month. She couldn't find them in online databases and the local Guatemalan consulate had no information. She feared they had been...

ICE releases US citizen, 18, wrongfully detained near border

Jul. 24, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S.-born 18-year-old has been released from immigration custody after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks. Francisco Erwin Galicia left a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Pearsall, Texas, on Tuesday. His lawyer, Claudia Galan, confirmed he had...