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Fourth death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

US Customs and Border Protection said the boy's mother told Border Patrol agents her son was ill on April 6, three days after they were apprehended near an international bridge in El Paso, Texas.

Trump launches fresh bid to overhaul old immigration laws, seeks new plan

Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the support necessary, Trump hopefully invited a dozen Republican senators to the White House to preview the plan, which was spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner.


Thousands of immigrant children said they were sexually abused in US detention centers: Report

From October 2014 to July 2018, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a part of the Health and Human Services Department that cares for unaccompanied minors, received 4,556 allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, 1,303 of which were referred to the Justice Department.

Over 100 students arrested in US immigration fraud, attorneys cry foul

The students had immigrated legally to the US on student visas and had transferred to the University of Farmington so they could work, said attorneys. Federal prosecutors claim the students were aware the university was not running a legitimate operation.

Judge halts Trump curbs on asylum for domestic abuse victims

The policy at the centre of Wednesday's ruling sought to limit the ability of immigrants to fight expedited deportation by narrowing the grounds for claiming "credible fear" if they returned home, the first step in a long asylum process.

US reverses policy in move to speed release of migrant children

US laws limit the time migrant juveniles can be detained, so those caught crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian are often released to adult sponsors in the United States.


Seven-yr-old Guatemalan girl who died in US Border custody was healthy, hydrated, says father

News of the child's death, and suggestions that border officials ignored or overlooked a medical crisis, added to criticism from migrant advocates and congressional Democrats of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies.

Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing US southern border illegally

Once the plan goes into full effect, migrants entering at the US southern border would only be eligible for asylum if they report at official ports of entry, officials said.

Trump wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: White House

During the Washington Post's live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president's thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, "He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration."

Donald Trump mulls ending birthright citizenship for US-born babies of illegal immigrants

Saying that he could terminate the provision of birthright citizenship by just signing an executive order, Donald Trump claimed a Constitutional amendment was not required to this effect.