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House Democrats call for end to immigrant family detention
  • Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'

    Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his credentials as a “reform-minded conservative” Friday, even as he held firm to positions that threaten to undermine his standing with party activists, telling skeptics that he hoped to be their “second choice” to win the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Judge's ruling may free immigrant mothers and children from detention

    Judge's ruling may free immigrant mothers and children from detention

    Claudia Velasquez, a Honduran immigrant held with her 7-year-old daughter since October in a federal detention facility, looked at the judge Monday via a video hookup as he considered her request for bond.

  • Immigration officials reviewing order to stop family detentions at border

    Immigration officials reviewing order to stop family detentions at border

    The Obama administration has not decided how to respond to a court ruling last week that ordered the government to stop detaining nearly 1,000 immigrant families as part of a policy meant to discourage other Central American families from illegally entering the United States.

  • Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires

    Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires

    Thousands of inmates at a federal correctional center in Texas are being moved to other federal prisons after a disturbance caused damage that left the facility “uninhabitable,” officials announced Saturday.

  • Federal court blocks U.S. from detaining some asylum seekers

    Federal court blocks U.S. from detaining some asylum seekers

    A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction halting the Obama administration's policy of locking up immigrant mothers and children applying for asylum in order to deter others from illegally crossing the border.

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