Zero tolerance policy

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to the media following a roundtable discussion on climate change in Des Moines, Iowa. Top Democratic presidential candidates are one-upping each other with ever-more-ambitious plans on global warming, gun violence, health care and abortion. But largely left out of the policy parade are the thousands of immigrants flooding the U.S. border to seek asylum (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File
May 30, 2019 - 5:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming , curb gun violence , offer universal health care coverage , slash student debt and preserve abortion rights . Largely left out of the policy...
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House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., questions Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, during the House Homeland Security Committee on budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 22, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration's border policies for the deaths of migrant children, and the acting head of the Homeland Security Department lashed out at the "appalling accusation." The brouhaha came at a House Homeland Security Committee...
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This May 20, 2019 photo shows the Border Patrol Station in Weslaco, Texas. The U.S. government says a 16-year-old from Guatemala died at the Border Patrol station, becoming the fifth death of a migrant child since December. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on May 13. The agency says the teenager was found unresponsive Monday morning during a welfare check. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 6:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits. The teenager, identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was the fifth...
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May 18, 2019 - 10:36 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy has allowed migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch to be transferred to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, but is refusing landfall to others. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Saturday that children and those with ailments were permitted...
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A group of migrant children recently arrived from Libya ride with Pope Francis on his popemobile at the start of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 15, 2019 - 4:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis gave a joyride in his popemobile Wednesday to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya, in his latest gesture to show solidarity with asylum-seekers and those on society's margins. Francis picked up the kids, who hail from Syria, Nigeria and...
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May 13, 2019 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting migrant families around the country who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force. That's according to two Homeland Security officials and two other people familiar with the proposal, one...
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U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost, left, Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen, Department of Homeland Security Acting Executive Associate Director of Enforcement and Removal Operations Nathalie Asher, Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Jonathan Hayes, and Joint Task Force West Director Manuel Padilla Jr., are sworn in for a Senate Judiciary Border Security and Immigration Subcommittee hearing about the border, Wednesday May 8, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 09, 2019 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant children in its care amid allegations of misconduct at federally funded shelters. Chairman Chuck...
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May 08, 2019 - 10:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say a move by U.S. House Democrats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt does not create a "constitutional crisis," as one key Democratic lawmaker said. Sessions and Christie spoke about...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Retired Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly testifies during the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on his confirmation to be Secretary of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has joined the board of the conglomerate operating the largest facility for migrant children in the country, Friday, May 3, 2019. Caliburn International’s CEO James Van Dusen confirmed the appointment of the former Trump cabinet member in a news release. The company has already come under fire for holding children in what some members of Congress have described “prison-like” conditions in the facility in Homestead, Florida. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 03, 2019 - 5:16 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has joined the board of the conglomerate that operates the largest facility for migrant children in the country. Caliburn International's CEO James Van Dusen confirmed the appointment of the former Trump cabinet member Friday in a news...
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Acting-Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan prepares for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on his agency's future funding, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. McAleenan, who is also the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was directed Monday by President Donald Trump to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system, which he insists "is in crisis" and plagued by "rampant abuse." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 01, 2019 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border as it grapples with a surge of Central American migrant families seeking refuge in the U.S. Most of the money requested would be used to increase...
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