Zero tolerance policy

November 27, 2018 - 11:25 am
TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a desert detention camp for migrant children (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A new government watchdog memo says the Trump administration waived rigorous background checks for all staff working at the nation's largest detention camp for migrant children . The memo...
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November 23, 2018 - 4:02 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children past 20 days in...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy with President Donald Trump at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, in Bethpage, N.Y. President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job as soon as this week. That’s according to two people who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, Pablo Villavicencio leans out of an SUV while talking to reporters after being released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, N.J. The Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has was arrested Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in a domestic violence case. A criminal complaint alleges that Villavicencio pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep her from calling police. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
October 22, 2018 - 6:35 pm
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has been arrested in a domestic violence case. A criminal complaint alleges that Pablo Villavicencio pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep...
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This undated image provided by Tucson Sector Border Patrol shows the desert terrain close to Arizona's boundary with Mexico near Lukeville, Ariz. Large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants have been abandoned in recent weeks. U.S. Border Patrol officials say the trend is putting hundreds of children and adults at risk. (Tucson Sector Border Patrol via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 3:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona's harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk...
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FILE- In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Pablo Villavicencio, center, is helped into an SUV, where his wife, Sandra Chica, right, and their daughters await after he was released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, N.J. The Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman freed from the immigration detention facility by a judge who criticized the government's handling of the case will remain free after the government declined on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 to pursue an appeal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman freed from an immigration detention facility by a judge who criticized the handling of the case will remain free after the government declined Friday to pursue an appeal. Attorneys notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that the...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, buildings that house juveniles and operations on the grounds of Southwest Key Campbell, a shelter for children that have been separated form their parents in Phoenix, Ariz. are seen. Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for the nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
September 20, 2018 - 4:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. Texas-based Southwest Key demonstrated an "astonishingly flippant attitude" toward the state's...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:18 am
GENEVA (AP) — The new U.N. human rights chief is warning of abuses worldwide, citing among others the Trump administration's "unconscionable" separations of migrant families and urging Europe to create a dedicated search and rescue operation for migrants in the Mediterranean. Michelle Bachelet made...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic in Cleveland. Sessions has pushed President Donald Trump's agenda at the Justice Department and spent 20 years before that as a champion of conservative causes in the Senate. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 08, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vigorously pushed President Donald Trump's agenda at the Justice Department, and before that, spent 20 years championing conservative causes in the Senate. Yet as Sessions enters what may be the final stretch of his tenure, those efforts are at...
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A mother from Guatemala, left, identified only by initials L.J., who was separated from her two children after entering the U.S. in May of 2018, receives support from translator Brenda Quintana, right, after speaking to reporters about the separation during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Boston. L.J. is among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration, seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the border. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 07, 2018 - 2:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 6-year-old immigrant boy sobs at the school bus stop in suburban Maryland and begs his mother to promise she will not disappear again. A toddler in Honduras wakes up screaming and searches for the government social worker who cared for him for several months. Other children duck...
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