Zero tolerance policy

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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September 06, 2018 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to circumvent a longstanding court agreement on how children are treated in immigration custody, meaning families will be kept in detention longer. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the...
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This May 25, 2018, file photo provided by Evelin Roxana Meyer shows her son, Eduardo Almendarez Meyer, right, alongside his father and her husband, Douglas Almendarez, in La Union, Honduras, a day before they left for the United States. Evelin was told in August that her son won't be leaving the U.S. until Nov. 27. Eduardo has been held at a government-contracted shelter in Brownsville, Texas, since he was separated from his father in early June. (Evelin Roxana Meyer via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in U.S. custody. The government of El Salvador said the three, ages 12 to...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. A complaint expected to be filed Thursday, Aug. 23 with the Department of Homeland Security alleges that immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn't understand. In some of those cases, parents gave away rights to be reunited with their kids. The complaint will be filed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council.(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they did not understand, according to a complaint filed Thursday. In some of the cases, parents gave away rights to be reunited with their children when the non-...
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Logic performs "One Day" onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 20, 2018 - 9:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy. The...
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