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Family of Migrant Girl: She Didn't Die That Way

Border Patrol officials say they tried to save her

(Newser) - The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from US officials who said she had not been given food or water for days, the AP reports. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal say the girl... More »

She Has Made Trump's Bed, and She's Undocumented

'NYT' talks to woman who says she worked as undocumented employee at NJ golf club

(Newser) - Victorina Morales knows she stands a good chance of getting fired, or even deported, after speaking to the New York Times about her time as a housekeeper for President Trump's golf club in Bedminster, NJ. But the Guatemalan native says Trump's comments against Latin American immigrants, as well... More »

Devin Nunes' California Dairy Farm Is Actually in Iowa

'Esquire' digs in, finds a lot of paranoia related to undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - One fact seems to emerge in every profile of Devin Nunes, the powerful GOP chair of the House Intelligence Committee and one of President Trump's staunchest defenders: As the familiar story goes, Nunes' family runs a dairy farm in California, and that farming background is central to his very... More »

Migrants in US Illegally Among 8 Killed in Crash

Cause of horrific head-on crash is unclear

(Newser) - Eight people, including four immigrants in the US illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred late Wednesday in a rural part of the state more than 120 miles north of the Mexico border. The Arizona Department of Public Safety declined... More »

How Mollie Tibbetts Was Allegedly Abducted

Suspect says he 'blocked out' period of time

(Newser) - Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the 24-year-old man accused of abducting and murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts , has admitted following her as she went for an evening run—but claims to have blocked out key details. Rivera, who led investigators to where he had concealed her body in a cornfield,... More »

Veteran's Wife Calls Out Trump as Family Is Torn Apart

Alejandra Juarez, 39, says goodbye to one of her daughters

(Newser) - Alejandra Juarez spent a few last moments with her daughters Friday before their family was torn apart, MSN reports. Self-deporting after losing her legal battles against deportation, the wife of a US Marine spoke to the press at Orlando International Airport about President Trump: "He thinks he's punishing... More »

Mother of 5 Nears Death Every Week—on Purpose

Lucia, an undocumented immigrant, has end-stage renal disease

(Newser) - Lucia nearly dies every Monday, and she does it on purpose. An undocumented immigrant, the 51-year-old isn't allowed to receive normal Medicare or Medicaid for her end-stage renal disease and waits until she's almost dead to admit herself into emergency care at Denver Health Medical Center, KDVR reports.... More »

Girl Taken at Border Was Abused, Signed Odd Form

'The Nation' uncovers the sad tale of a 6-year-old girl

(Newser) - A 6-year-old Guatemalan girl taken from her mother was sexually assaulted at least twice in a US facility—and signed a document saying it was her responsibility to avoid the abuser, the Nation reports. Identified only as DL, the girl was taken away at the Texas border on May 24... More »

Trump Blasts Immigrant 'Invasion'

In a string of tweets, the president blames Dems and urges for stronger borders

(Newser) - After a week of outrage over child separation at the southern border and a subsequent executive order that claims to stop it, President Trump is again using pointed rhetoric to describe the immigration crisis in America. In a Sunday string of tweets, Trump blasted Democrats, telling them to "fix... More »

Jane the Virgin Star Has Unusual Use for Her Emmy Cash

Gina Rodriguez sets up scholarship for student's 4 years at Princeton

(Newser) - Right now, Gina Rodriguez could be spending the money doled out to her by CBS Television Studios to promote her Emmy run. But the Jane the Virgin star decided to use the cash for something else instead: setting up a college scholarship for an undocumented Latinx immigrant. Today and the... More »

Trump: Criminals Exploiting Kids at the Border

Meanwhile, UN human rights chief likens the separations to 'abuse'

(Newser) - The UN humans rights chief issued his strongest denunciation yet regarding the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the US border and demanded that it stop immediately, reports the New York Times . "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on... More »

Bible Backs Up Border Separations: Sessions

The attorney general cited Apostle Paul in his defense of the highly criticized practice

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in defense of his border policy, which is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the US illegally. Sessions, speaking in Fort Wayne, Ind., on immigration, pushed back against criticism he had received over... More »

Feds Consider Harsh Measures to Deter Illegal Crossings

Parents may be separated from their children

(Newser) - With illegal border crossings on the rise once again, the Trump administration is considering a move that even some immigration hardliners consider draconian. Sources tell the New York Times and the Washington Post that the administration might try to discourage Central American families from making the crossing by splitting up... More »

Trump Slams 'Disgraceful' Verdict in SF Pier Shooting

Jury acquits Mexican man of murder, manslaughter in Kate Steinle case

(Newser) - President Trump slammed the "disgraceful" verdict Thursday after a Mexican citizen was found not guilty of murder in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle at a San Francisco pier. "No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration," Trump tweeted Thursday night,... More »

10 Immigrants Died in a Truck. The Driver Just Pleaded Guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. could face life in prison at sentencing

(Newser) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded Monday in federal court in San Antonio to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in... More »

Immigrant's 'Unusual' Reprieve After 11 Months in Hiding

Javier Flores Garcia is going home to be with his family thanks to special deferred status and visa

(Newser) - Since November, Javier Flores Garcia has been separated from his family and hunkered down in a Philly church to avoid deportation, serving as a handyman and praying. On Wednesday, per NBC Philadelphia , the undocumented immigrant finally left the Arch Street United Methodist Church where he'd found sanctuary not long... More »

Democrats Say They Have Deal With Trump on Dreamers

Pelosi, Schumer announce plan after White House dinner

(Newser) - In a move that stunned many Republicans, Democratic leaders announced Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Trump to protect Dreamers from deportation in return for funding extra border security—but not a wall. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced the... More »

Trump Tweets About 'Legalizing' DACA

He says he will revisit issue in 6 months if Congress can't 'legalize' it

(Newser) - President Trump is planning to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—but his actual position on the policy is still something of a mystery. Trump says he will look at his decision again if Congress can't "legalize" DACA, the Hill reports. "Congress now has 6... More »

Survivors of Human Smuggling Disaster Face Deportation

Authorities say they're no longer needed as witnesses

(Newser) - Authorities said Tuesday that 22 survivors of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart packed with immigrants are no longer needed to testify and being turned over to immigration authorities. Ten people died in the alleged human smuggling operation discovered in July, and the driver of the truck faces... More »

California DUI Suspect Was Deported 15 Times

Crash injured boy, 6, on way home from Disneyland

(Newser) - A Mexican citizen accused of severely injuring a 6-year-old boy in a DUI crash in California Saturday night had already been deported from the US no fewer than 15 times, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The boy, Lennox Lake, was hospitalized with a major head injury after the... More »

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