Death of teenage migrant shows urgency of border crisis

U.S. 05/23/19, 10:41

The death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody is prompting lawmakers and law enforcers to explain how something like this could happen, and how the system is at a breaking point. The head of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, spoke to ...

Detained illegal immigrants moved to other US sectors from overcrowding

U.S. 05/20/19, 09:56

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said that due to unprecedented overcrowding they have begun transporting hundreds of families by bus and aircraft from the crowded facilities to the less-crowded stations along the southwest border. CBP’s acting Commissioner John P. Sanders released a statement saying that the U.S. Border Patrol ...

Border Protection officer helps save unconscious toddler

U.S. 05/13/19, 16:51

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers helped revive an unresponsive two-year-old child at the El Paso port of entry on May 11. It was one of many comparable situations CBP officers periodically deal with that can turn from dangerous to heartbreaking in an instant. Officers at the El Paso, Ysleta Port ...

Guatemalan official says migrants seek jobs not asylum in US

U.S. 05/13/19, 11:45

Apprehensions at the southern U.S. border have officially already reached over 504,300 this year. Meanwhile, a Guatemalan official admits migrants are not fleeing to America for safety reasons. President Donald Trump and his administration have said various times over the last year that in large part, Mexican, Central, and South American ...

Judge rules asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for immigration hearings

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:23

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 7 ruled that the Trump administration can make asylum-seekers wait temporarily in Mexico for immigration court hearings. The court reversed a decision by a San Francisco judge that would have prevented asylum-seekers from being returned to Mexico during the legal challenge phase ...

Heightened emergency at the border intensifies

U.S. 05/03/19, 09:52

The White House is seeking $4.5 billion in emergency border funding as the crisis at the border has reached a critical stage. Most of the money would go to aid Central American migrant families seeking asylum from poverty and violence in their home countries. These emergency funds would not go towards ...

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