Zero tolerance policy

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, families who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas are placed in a Border Patrol vehicle. U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years of age and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant youth. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 26, 2019 - 5:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant youths. A Border Patrol official...
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A Federal Police officer stands guard outside an immigration detention center in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, late Thursday, April 25, 2019. A large group of mainly Cuban migrants escaped on foot from the immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border in the largest mass escape in recent memory. Later, about half of the group returned voluntarily. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 26, 2019 - 12:44 am
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border Thursday in the largest mass escape in recent memory. The National Immigration Institute said 700 of the Cubans had returned voluntarily, but 600 were still on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families, in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administration stopped using the center to hold parents and children in March 2019. It’s cut back on family detention even as it complains it has to “catch and release” migrant families, many of them Central American parents and children who seek asylum. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 19, 2019 - 7:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and...
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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent helps migrants out of a van at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Las Cruces, N.M. The U.S. Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, April 13, 2019 prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items. The migrants were being temporarily housed at a homeless shelter, a city recreation center and a campus of social service agencies. (Blake Gumprecht/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan panel is calling for significant changes to how the federal government deals with the surge of migrant families that officials say is overwhelming the southern border. In an emergency draft report unveiled Tuesday, the Homeland Security Advisory Council called on the...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 13, 2019 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as...
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Melissa Castro tries to force back tears as she talks about her husband, Jose Luis Ibarra Bucio, while joined by local religious leaders during a news conference at the offices of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The family of the 27-year-old man who died after a short stint in a California immigration detention facility demanded answers Wednesday about what happened to him and the timing of his release. Melissa Castro said her husband, was released as his health deteriorated from a brain hemorrhage and while he was in a coma from which he never awoke. (AP Photo/Richard Vog)el
April 10, 2019 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a California hospital after he suffered a brain hemorrhage while detained by U.S. immigration authorities, his wife said Wednesday, demanding to know what caused his injury and whether he received appropriate medical care in custody. Melissa Castro said...
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President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 09, 2019 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's not looking to reinstate the much-criticized practice of separating migrant families at the border with Mexico. But he says many more migrants are streaming toward the U.S. through Mexico because the practice is no longer in place. Says...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen talks outside her home in Alexandria, Va., on Monday, April 8, 2019. Nielsen says she continues to support the president’s goal of securing the border in her first public remarks since her surprise resignation. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
April 08, 2019 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The dismantling of the...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Paul Murray of Santa Barbara, Calif., demonstrates with others outside Adelanto Detention Facility in Adelanto, Calif. For nearly eight years, Adelanto has joined with a private prison company and federal officials to run California's largest immigration detention facility. Now, the city of Adelanto is backing out of its contract to run the 1,900 bed facility amid complaints of shoddy conditions and inadequate medical care. But ending the deal won't necessarily shutter the center and rather, could pave the way for its expansion. (James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP, File)
April 08, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California desert community has backed out of a contract for the state's largest immigration detention facility in a move that won't necessarily close its doors but rather could open them to an expansion. The city of Adelanto took steps late last month to end its...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their parents at the border before a judge halted the practice last year. The Justice Department said in a court filing late Friday, April 5, 2019 in San Diego that it will take at least a year to review the cases of 47,000 unaccompanied children taken in custody between July 1, 2017 and June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 07, 2019 - 5:18 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no longer...
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