Zero tolerance policy

U.S. Border Patrol agents walk down the hallway of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Donna, Texas. Officials say the site will primarily be used as a temporary site for processing and care of unaccompanied migrant children and families and will increase the Border Patrol's capacity to process migrant families. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 02, 2019 - 3:01 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when they entered U.S. custody. The attorney, Jodi Goodwin, told them they would probably end up at one of the Border...
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Acting-Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan prepares for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on his agency's future funding, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. McAleenan, who is also the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was directed Monday by President Donald Trump to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system, which he insists "is in crisis" and plagued by "rampant abuse." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 30, 2019 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday the department is running out of money amid the crush of migrants crossing the Southern border, and the White House will send a supplemental request for more funds. McAleenan told a House panel the money will be for...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, families who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas are placed in a Border Patrol vehicle. U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years of age and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant youth. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant youths. A Border Patrol official...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families, in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administration stopped using the center to hold parents and children in March 2019. It’s cut back on family detention even as it complains it has to “catch and release” migrant families, many of them Central American parents and children who seek asylum. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 19, 2019 - 5:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 13, 2019 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as...
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Melissa Castro tries to force back tears as she talks about her husband, Jose Luis Ibarra Bucio, while joined by local religious leaders during a news conference at the offices of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The family of the 27-year-old man who died after a short stint in a California immigration detention facility demanded answers Wednesday about what happened to him and the timing of his release. Melissa Castro said her husband, was released as his health deteriorated from a brain hemorrhage and while he was in a coma from which he never awoke. (AP Photo/Richard Vog)el
April 10, 2019 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a California hospital after he suffered a brain hemorrhage while detained by U.S. immigration authorities, his wife said Wednesday, demanding to know what caused his injury and whether he received appropriate medical care in custody. Melissa Castro said...
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President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 09, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan pushback on his immigration shake-up, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border. At the same time, he suggested the policy had worked to...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen talks outside her home in Alexandria, Va., on Monday, April 8, 2019. Nielsen says she continues to support the president’s goal of securing the border in her first public remarks since her surprise resignation. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
April 08, 2019 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The dismantling of the government's...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen talks outside her home in Alexandria, Va., on Monday, April 8, 2019. Nielsen says she continues to support the president’s goal of securing the border in her first public remarks since her surprise resignation. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
April 08, 2019 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The dismantling of the...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Paul Murray of Santa Barbara, Calif., demonstrates with others outside Adelanto Detention Facility in Adelanto, Calif. For nearly eight years, Adelanto has joined with a private prison company and federal officials to run California's largest immigration detention facility. Now, the city of Adelanto is backing out of its contract to run the 1,900 bed facility amid complaints of shoddy conditions and inadequate medical care. But ending the deal won't necessarily shutter the center and rather, could pave the way for its expansion. (James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP, File)
April 08, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California desert community has backed out of a contract for the state's largest immigration detention facility in a move that won't necessarily close its doors but rather could open them to an expansion. The city of Adelanto took steps late last month to end its...
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