Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

U.S. 02/19/19, 19:05

Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.Reporting by The Associated Press revealed late last month that nine Indian men who were refusing food at a Texas ...

O’Rourke won’t rule out being vice presidential candidate

Politics 02/19/19, 16:41

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he’ll seek the presidency. Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate’s running mate, ...

Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

Politics 02/18/19, 00:43

When Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest march ...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

U.S. 02/15/19, 14:02

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes ...

WH press group condemns attack on cameraman at Trump rally

U.S. 02/12/19, 15:44

The White House Correspondents' Association has condemned an attack on a television cameraman working at President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas. The association's president, Olivier Knox, said Tuesday the group is relieved that "this time, no one was seriously hurt." Knox says the president should make clear to his supporters ...

Trump says having a dog would feel ‘a little phony’ to him

U.S. 02/12/19, 09:59

President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person. He appeared impressed Monday night while describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherds that work for the U.S. Secret Service, but he also made it abundantly clear that he can get by in his daily life without the ...

In El Paso, Trump and O’Rourke go head-to-head over wall

Politics 02/11/19, 23:00

President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and declared he's "setting the stage" to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rally of the 2020 campaign season, Trump's Finish the Wall rally in El Paso went head-to-head against ...

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

Politics 02/11/19, 01:45

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night. It begins a defining weak for his push to build a border ...

Trump announces campaign rally next week in El Paso, Texas

Politics 02/06/19, 10:30

President Donald Trump is holding his first campaign rally of the year next week in El Paso, Texas, a city he’s cited numerous times — including in his State of the Union address — in arguing for the wall he wants built along the U.S.-Mexico border. The rally on Monday will ...

ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

U.S. 02/01/19, 22:12

Three times a day, a 22-year-old Indian man on a hunger strike says, he is dragged from his cell in a Texas immigration detention center, his feet scraping the floor as he goes. He's put on a bed where he says his arms and legs are strapped down and a ...

NewsBreak: ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

U.S. 01/30/19, 23:23

Federal immigration officials tell The Associated Press they are force-feeding six detainees during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food.Detained immigrants and their advocates told the ...

US Border Patrol Museum opens a world on the evolving agency

U.S. 01/09/19, 11:27

A museum dedicated to the U.S. Border Patrol seeks to piece together the history of an agency that has evolved as the nation's views on immigration have changed.The U.S. Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, explores the story from the agency's formation to fight Chinese immigration and Prohibition, to ...

DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child’s death

U.S. 12/28/18, 10:50

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was detained with his father and later died in government custody .DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said Nielsen is heading to El Paso on Friday. Waldman says Nielsen will tour multiple stations and substations operated ...

Border agents face split-second decisions on use of force

U.S. 11/29/18, 00:03

U.S. Border Patrol agents near Tijuana, Mexico, faced a choice as they looked out over the chaos at a crowd of migrants that included rock-throwing men as well as barefoot children: Do they respond with force — and, if so, what kind? The circumstances at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday ...

Clash with migrants spotlights force at the border

U.S. 11/28/18, 16:14

U.S. Border Patrol agents faced a choice as they looked out over the chaos at a crowd of migrants that included rock-throwing men as well as barefoot children: Do they respond with force — and, if so, what kind? The circumstances at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday were exceptional, but ...

Cruz returning to Senate, but O’Rourke’s future less clear

U.S. 11/07/18, 03:37

Republican Ted Cruz is returning to the Senate, scuffed by a surprisingly close race but still President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoners defender on the hard right in Texas.His own White House ambitions remain intact, too.What's next for Rep. Beto O'Rourke is less clear. His loss deflated supercharged Democrats across the U.S. ...

Texas turnout high as Cruz, O’Rourke end close Senate race

U.S. 11/05/18, 11:33

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are working their way home at the end of one of the most closely watched races of the 2018 midterms.Cruz's last rally Monday is set near his hometown of Houston. O'Rourke is heading to El Paso to finish an underdog campaign ...

FBI, DPS to run statewide anti-terrorism training exercise

U.S. 10/25/18, 22:58

The Texas Department and Public Safety and the FBI plan to run a three-day statewide anti-terrorism training exercise next week. A DPS statement issued Thursday says the agencies will join with local and other state and federal agencies to run the drill from noon Sunday through 5 p.m. Tuesday in Greenville, ...

Update: Ted Cruz, O’Rourke trade barbs in Senate debate

U.S. 10/16/18, 21:27

The Latest on the Texas Senate race debate between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are wasting little time laying into each other in the second and final scheduled debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one ...

Debate may be O’Rourke’s last chance to cut into Cruz lead

Texas 10/16/18, 17:23

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched.O'Rourke is giving up his El Paso congressional seat to challenge Cruz and shattered Senate fundraising records with an ...

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