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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...

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

Aug. 16, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

US official: 'Much better' conditions at border for migrants

Aug. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — A senior Trump administration official says that with fewer immigrants and more detention space, people apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border won't be subject to the squalid, overcrowded conditions criticized earlier this year. Kevin McAleenan, the acting Secretary of Homeland...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts on gun control and tariffs

Aug. 7, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling dual crises of gun violence and trade, President Donald Trump is twisting the facts in regards to gun control and exaggerating his case for tariffs against China. Speaking Wednesday, Trump defended his past incendiary rhetoric on race in the wake of weekend mass shootings in...

Before massacre, El Paso became a hot spot on Mexican border

Aug. 6, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Deny Martinez paid a smuggler $7,000 to take him and his teenage son from Honduras to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, across from El Paso, Texas. His smuggler's destination was Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: a dry river basin in view of El Paso's downtown office towers. The channel...

The Latest: Discrepancies between US, Mexico victim lists

Aug. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Police in El Paso, Texas, have identified the 22 people killed in the weekend mass shooting at a Walmart store, but there are some discrepancies between that list and one the Mexican government released. El...

HHS: Florida migrant child detention camp emptying out

Aug. 3, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detention camp that has housed thousands of undocumented migrant children is emptying out, federal officials said Saturday. Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer said in an email that all children who had been at the facility are now either with...

Officials: El Salvador man dies in Border Patrol custody

Aug. 1, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man from El Salvador died while in Border Patrol custody in New Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the man died Thursday after being taken into custody the night before. He was at the Border Patrol's station in Lordsburg when he...

Private prison company sued in death of migrant child, 1

Jul. 31, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman whose 1-year-old daughter died weeks after they were released from an immigration detention center in Texas filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the private prison company that operates the facility. Lawyers for Yazmin Juárez are demanding $40 million from CoreCivic in the...

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...