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San Diego judge freezes deportation of separated migrant families

A judge overseeing the effort to reunify families at the border urged opposing attorneys to get moving on a solution that would allow all reunited children to pursue their own asylum claims rather than be immediately deported with their parents. In a court hearing here Friday, U.S. District Judge...

  • Trump's in full campaign mode, and the rhetoric is escalating

    Trump's in full campaign mode, and the rhetoric is escalating

    President Trump has returned to full campaign mode. It’s not a pretty sight. There was a point early in his presidency when Trump professed not to care about the electoral fate of congressional Republicans, whom he sometimes excoriated. But Republican leaders have impressed upon him the personal...

  • ICE denies claim that a migrant child died in custody at a Texas detention facility

    ICE denies claim that a migrant child died in custody at a Texas detention facility

    Federal authorities on Wednesday disputed a claim made on social media by a Houston-based immigration lawyer that a migrant child had died in custody at a detention facility in Texas and said they were investigating whether a child died after being released. Officials with U.S. Immigration and...

  • Trump lashes out at Koch brothers after their political network slams White House

    Trump lashes out at Koch brothers after their political network slams White House

    President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Koch brothers, saying their conservative political network had "become a total joke in real Republican circles" and was "highly overrated” — deepening the divide between the GOP's donor class and its increasingly populist base at a crucial time, three...

  • Judge pushes for reunification of migrant families still separated

    Judge pushes for reunification of migrant families still separated

    After pushing the federal government to reunite families who had been separated at the border, a San Diego judge called for reunification plans for parents who were either deported or released into the U.S. Because of the class-action lawsuit, federal officials have already brought children back...

  • Immigration judges turning down more asylum seekers, as Trump administration presses for crackdown

    Immigration judges turning down more asylum seekers, as Trump administration presses for crackdown

    The number of asylum cases in which immigration judges find that an immigrant has a “credible fear” of persecution has dropped sharply this year — a shift that leads to swifter deportations and provides an early glimpse at the narrowing path to refuge for many under the Trump administration, according...

  • Judge to consider how quickly families can be deported after reunification

    Judge to consider how quickly families can be deported after reunification

    How quickly can immigrant families be removed from the U.S. after being reunited? It’s the latest question that a San Diego federal judge will be considering in light of the Trump administration’s massive effort to reunify parents separated from their children at the border. More than 1,000 children...

  • 463 parents separated from children may have been deported without them, court filing says

    463 parents separated from children may have been deported without them, court filing says

    With two days to go before a court-imposed deadline, the federal government has reunited or otherwise resolved cases for fewer than half of the 2,551 children 5 and older separated from their parents at the border, according to a Monday court filing. The Trump administration also said it believes...

  • Candidates for L.A. County Sheriff spar over immigration, experience and tattoos

    Candidates for L.A. County Sheriff spar over immigration, experience and tattoos

    In the first debate since a challenger stunned Los Angeles County’s political establishment by forcing the incumbent sheriff into a runoff, the two candidates to be the county’s top cop sparred Monday night over immigration enforcement and deputy tattoos, each with divergent views on how to run...

  • Honduran baby who appeared in U.S. court is back in his mother's arms

    Honduran baby who appeared in U.S. court is back in his mother's arms

    Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after spending five months in U.S....

  • Judge is optimistic about effort to reunify immigrant families by deadline

    Judge is optimistic about effort to reunify immigrant families by deadline

    A San Diego federal judge on Friday said he was impressed with the government’s effort to reunify some 2,500 children separated from their parents at the border and that a very significant number of families likely would be together again by next Thursday’s deadline. “It appears this process is...

  • Today: The Return of ‘Mr. Brexit’

    Today: The Return of ‘Mr. Brexit’

    In London, President Trump creates a stir by undercutting the British prime minister over her handling of “Brexit.” TOP STORIES The Return of ‘Mr. Brexit’ Remember when Donald Trump tweeted nearly two years ago that he would soon be known as “Mr. Brexit”? It seemed somewhat cryptic at the time....

  • Victorville prison strains to handle hundreds of immigrant detainees: 'We cannot take care of these inmates'

    Victorville prison strains to handle hundreds of immigrant detainees: 'We cannot take care of these inmates'

    Immigration detainees who were sent to a federal prison in Victorville last month were kept in their cells for prolonged periods with little access to the outside and were unable to change their clothing for weeks, according to workers at the facility and visitors who have spoken with detainees....

  • New Supreme Court decision could upend thousands of deportation cases in setback for immigration hard-liners

    New Supreme Court decision could upend thousands of deportation cases in setback for immigration hard-liners

    On the 17th floor of Los Angeles Immigration Court the other day, Judge Lori Bass was setting hearings for juveniles who have been charged by the Department of Homeland Security with violating immigration law. Teenagers and their attorneys sat quietly on rows of hard wooden benches in the windowless...

  • Democrats' push to abolish ICE reaches Capitol Hill

    Democrats' push to abolish ICE reaches Capitol Hill

    The calls on the left to abolish the government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency reached Capitol Hill on Thursday, as three Democratic representatives filed legislation to close the agency that has become the face of immigration raids in the Trump administration. “ICE is not working...

  • Border Protection says New York City mayor crossed border illegally

    Border Protection says New York City mayor crossed border illegally

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by the Associated Press. The mayor's office flatly denied...

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