Zero tolerance policy

In this July 9, 2019, photo, an immigrant sits in her room at the U.S. government's newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The government said the holding center will give it much-needed capacity to take in more children from the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 10, 2019 - 4:42 pm
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the Federal Building in San Francisco on Monday, July 8, 2019. Also pictured from left are California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Arianna Nassiri of the San Francisco Youth Commission, Chairperson Zoe Lofgren of the House Administration Committee and Trent Lange, president of the California Clean Money Campaign. The group called for the Senate to pass the Securing America's Elections (SAFE) Act, a bill to protect elections from future foreign interference. House Speaker Pelosi said President Donald Trump wants to add a citizenship question to next year's Census because he wants to "make America white again." (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado)
July 08, 2019 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers must pass legislation easing "abhorrent conditions" facing children held at the southern border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday as she tried taking the offensive on an issue that badly split Democrats and has raised questions about their unity on other issues...
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This undated photo provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday, July 5, 2019 shows a drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. The release of the pictures follows a government watchdog report warning about overcrowded South Texas facilities holding migrant families. (American Academy of Pediatrics via AP)
July 08, 2019 - 2:29 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief said Monday she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle...
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FILE - In this Feb.19, 2019 file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. A government spokesman says President Donald Trump’s administration is evaluating vacant properties near five U.S. cities as potential permanent sites to hold unaccompanied migrant children. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber said Wednesday that property is being assessed in and around Atlanta; Phoenix; Dallas; Houston; and San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 03, 2019 - 12:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is evaluating vacant properties near five U.S. cities as potential permanent sites to hold hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Property is being assessed in and around Atlanta; Phoenix; Dallas;...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, Calif., in this view from Tijuana, Mexico. Immigrant rights activists on Friday, June 28, 2019, asked a U.S. judge to block a new Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, instead of giving them a chance to be released on bond. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 12-year-old boy entered the U.S. from Mexico with his brother and uncle, fleeing violence in Guatemala, but is now without them in a packed Texas border facility. Honduran sisters, 8 and 6, were taken from their grandmother when they arrived. An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:46 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Advocates for immigrant children are suing to block the Trump administration from enforcing a new policy that they say would erode legal protections for thousands of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S. A class action filed Monday claims a May 31 memorandum...
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June 27, 2019 - 11:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal law that President Donald Trump used in justifying the separation of migrant parents and children at the border last year is creating waves on the 2020 campaign trail, with some Democrats vowing to do away with it completely. During the first televised presidential debate,...
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A Customs and Border Patrol officer guards the entrance to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The facility has been a hub for detained children in border patrol custody in New Mexico and West Texas since 2014. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
June 27, 2019 - 5:15 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — At night, the teenage girl from Honduras wraps a thin foil blanket around herself and her infant son as they lie on a floor mat in the cold. The lights are glaring and sleepless children are crying. It's so crowded inside the caged area that there isn't space for her baby boy...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 27, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., departs after her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 27, 2019 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the border relief package (all times local): Noon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi choked back tears over the photo of a migrant father and daughter killed crossing the Rio Grande River as she pushed for stronger protections in a border crisis funding bill...
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