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Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 06:45 AM EDT

Man Dies of Suspected Suicide While in ICE Custody

Man Dies of Suspected Suicide While in ICE Custody

A Mexican man being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement since March was found dead in his cell in Georgia on Tuesday. Officials believe he died by suicide, NBC News reported. Forty-year old Efrain...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 11:15 PM EDT

Migrant Children Were Being Held in Phoenix Office Building

Migrant Children Were Being Held in Phoenix Office Building

Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego says a federal contractor has terminated its lease at a city office building where migrant children were being held. Gallego said at a news conference Thursday that an...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 04:42 PM EDT

Shelters Where Immigrant Children Are Housed

Shelters Where Immigrant Children Are Housed

This map shows the location of 87 child-care facilities housing children seized from their parents and other children who crossed the border without an adult or unaccompanied immigrant minors.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 05:09 PM EDT

Detaining Migrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining Migrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining migrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Currently, more...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 03:26 AM EDT

Immigrant Parents Happy But Traumatized After Kids Returned

Immigrant Parents Happy But Traumatized After Kids Returned

Immigrant parents who reveled after joyful reunions with their young children spoke Wednesday of the traumatic impact of being separated from their sons and daughters for months after they were taken from...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 09:52 PM EDT

Battle Over Family Separations Flares Anew in Congress

Battle Over Family Separations Flares Anew in Congress

Congress' fight over President Donald Trump's now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:29 PM EDT

Asylum Seekers Bring Evidence to Show Dangers They Fled

Asylum Seekers Bring Evidence to Show Dangers They Fled

As the Trump administration puts up more legal barriers for asylum-seekers, some immigrants take steps to arrive at the border with evidence to show U.S. authorities the dangers they are trying to escape. The...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:19 PM EDT

Celebrities Speak Up for Separated Families in ACLU Video

Celebrities Speak Up for Separated Families in ACLU Video

The fight is not over yet, according to several Hollywood stars. Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union released a video via their YouTube account in partnership with Maggie Gyllenhaal to address...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 07:34 AM EDT

Govt. Falls Short of Deadline to Reunite Kids, Parents

Govt. Falls Short of Deadline to Reunite Kids, Parents

Late last month, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children. Government attorneys told Sabraw...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:32 AM EDT

Judge Rejects Request to Detain Migrant Families Long-Term

Judge Rejects Request to Detain Migrant Families Long-Term

A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration's efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical attempt" to undo a longstanding court settlement. U.S....

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'Devastated': Community Honors Slain Weymouth Police Sgt.
'Devastated': Community Honors Slain Weymouth Police Sgt.

The Weymouth, Massachusetts community has come together to help the family of a slain sergeant and a 77-year-old woman after they were killed in a shooting on Sunday. Now, a New York-based 9/11 organization...

Mass. House Votes to Boost Funding for Police Training
Mass. House Votes to Boost Funding for Police Training

In a time of immense pain, the police chief in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, began calling for increased training after one of his officers was shot and killed in April. The answer came Wednesday in the form of a...

WH Denies Trump Said Russia Isn't Still Targeting US
WH Denies Trump Said Russia Isn't Still Targeting US

President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were...

Man Accused of Killing Mom in Front of Kids Also Killed Wife
Man Accused of Killing Mom in Front of Kids Also Killed Wife

An elderly Auburn, Maine man with a long history of assaulting women has been charged with stabbing a mother to death in front of her children for the second time.

NH Woman Reunited With Late Father's Old Pickup Truck
NH Woman Reunited With Late Father's Old Pickup Truck

An old pickup truck is helping a New Hampshire woman reconnect with the father she lost too soon.

Pond Search Underway in Connection With Homicide Probe
Pond Search Underway in Connection With Homicide Probe

A search of a secluded property took place Wednesday in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, and officials say it was connected to a homicide. The vast area sits down a long private driveway and includes a pond. The...