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Here's What Likely Killed Migrant Girl, 7

Hospital officials say septic shock likely killed Guatemalan 7-year-old

(Newser) - Hospital officials who treated Jakelin Caal Maquin say the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl likely died of septic shock, according to newly released documents from the Department of Homeland Security. The documents provide what NBC News calls the most detailed timeline so far of the Dec. 8 death of Caal, who was... More »

Migrant Caravan Re-Forms in Mexico, Marches Northward

Migrants stream across Guatemala-Mexico border, vote to keep going

(Newser) - Days after trying to break down the fence at the Guatemala-Mexico border , a mass caravan of migrants appears largely unbent in their desire to reach the United States, reports the AP . Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican... More »

Feds: HIV-Positive Shelter Worker Sexually Abused Immigrant Kids

Southwest Key, largest operator of US immigrant youth shelters, also plagued with other allegations

(Newser) - While the controversy surrounding immigrant children separated from their parents at the US border continues to swirl, the AP reports on troublesome news out of a shelter outside Phoenix. Per federal authorities, Levian Pacheco, who used to work for Southwest Key's Casa Kokopelli facility in Mesa, has pleaded not... More »

Girl in Border Photo Was Never Taken From Her Mom

Honduran toddler who became face of border separations wasn't actually separated herself

(Newser) - A photo of an immigrant toddler on the cover of Time may not be depicting exactly what everyone thinks. The image of the Honduran girl, seen crying on the cover in front of a digitally added President Trump, was originally taken by Getty photographer John Moore. He captured the photo... More »

UN to US: Stop Separating Migrant Children From Parents

An estimated 550 children are currently in custody at US-Mexico border

(Newser) - The UN Human Rights Office has urged the White House to halt its zero-tolerance policy of separating parents from their children at the US-Mexico border, reports Newsweek . The practice has caused asylum-seekers and others in vulnerable situations to be “subjected to criminal prosecution and having their children—including extremely... More »

Central American 'Caravan' With Women, Kids Reaches Border

About 130 migrants are hoping to find asylum in US

(Newser) - About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and kids, have arrived at the US-Mexico border in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at two migrant shelters just steps from one of... More »

Tea Party Pol Mistakes YMCA Campers for Immigrants

Adam Kwasman said he saw 'fear' on kids' faces as bus pulled up at protest

(Newser) - Well, this is embarrassing. Adam Kwasman, an Arizona state rep and Tea Party member who’s vying for a Republican congressional seat, joined an immigration-related protest Tuesday in the town of Oracle. He was there to protest against a local academy that plans on housing Central American immigrant children who’... More »

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