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Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Dueling Rallies on Immigration in El Paso
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Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Dueling Rallies on Immigration in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — President Donald Trump falsely told a raucous rally in El Paso on Monday night that he is already building a wall on the adjacent border with Mexico, as a potential Democratic challenger assailed him... Read More

ICE Detention Facilities Don’t Meet National Standards, Report Says
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ICE Detention Facilities Don’t Meet National Standards, Report Says

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does a poor job of managing its detention facilities that hold tens of thousands of immigrants awaiting hearings, rarely holds contractors accountable for lapsed standards and informally grants too many waivers to allow ... Read More

Immigrants Affected by Government Shutdown Could Wait Years for New Day in Court
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Immigrants Affected by Government Shutdown Could Wait Years for New Day in Court

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents. Read More

Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
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Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
2019-01-23 01:59:27
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants ... Read More

Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up
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Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up

The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town’s cemetery. The volunteers were here to help exhume the remains of unidentified migrants buried near what’s been ... Read More

Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown
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Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government over the president’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border is taking its toll on already backed-up immigration courts. Read More

Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health
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Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health

Many migrants released from federal custody are in poor health and have not had access to medical care, according to doctors treating them in San Diego’s emergency shelter. Read More

Migrant Families Shift to Dangerous Desert Crossings
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Migrant Families Shift to Dangerous Desert Crossings

Increasing numbers of Guatemalan families trying to enter the U.S. illegally are avoiding the most popular routes in favor of more dangerous remote desert crossings like those used by the two children who died last month... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Policy to Bar Asylum Claims by Illegal Immigrants
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Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Policy to Bar Asylum Claims by Illegal Immigrants

A closely divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s plan to immediately bar asylum claims by immigrants who cross the border illegally. Read More

Supreme Court Turns Back Trump Plea to Immediately Impose New Asylum Policy
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Supreme Court Turns Back Trump Plea to Immediately Impose New Asylum Policy

A closely divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s plan to immediately bar asylum claims from immigrants who crossed the border illegally. Read More

Top US Border Official Defends Use of Tear Gas Against Migrants
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Top US Border Official Defends Use of Tear Gas Against Migrants

The head of the federal agency responsible for protecting the U.S. border on Tuesday defended his agents for using tear gas against migrants last month, but lawmakers pressed him about women and children forced to flee... Read More

Families Open Their Homes to Asylum-Seekers
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Families Open Their Homes to Asylum-Seekers

Andrea Sorce and Slater Matzke purchased their first home in May — a charming, spacious, three-bedroom tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac along the waterfront. Four months later, a 20-year-old Honduran woman seeking asylum landed on their doorstep. Read More

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