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US agents fire tear gas at 'violent mob' near Mexico border

Clouds of the noxious gas could be seen wafting up from around the fence at the border, and one migrant picked up a canister and threw it back into US territory. US officials said the group had attacked agents with projectiles, but a Reuters witness did not see any migrants throwing rocks at US agents.

Deaths of two children raise doubts about US border agency

The US government's system for detaining migrants crossing the border is severely overtaxed. Authorities would not say how many children US Customs and Border Protection is now holding. But the country is seeing a sharp rise in families with children.


Guatemalan boy becomes second child to die in US custody in a month

The Trump administration has tried to deter people from crossing the border between ports of entry illegally to seek asylum, while at the same time restricting legal access to official ports of entry.

Many US-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

A further 1,000 have accepted voluntary deportation, he said, while others are living on the street outside the municipal sports center where they first arrived, or in smaller shelters.

US: 81 migrant children separated from parents since June

The government decides whether a child fits into the areas of concern, worrying advocates of the families and immigrant rights groups that are afraid parents are being falsely labeled as criminals.

Lawmakers press for fingerprinting of detention camp staff

The Trump administration announced in June 2018 that it would open the temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. The facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers


Mexico detains 213 Central American migrants in fourth caravan

The group set out from El Salvador on November 18 and apparently crossed the river dividing Guatemala and Mexico on Tuesday. That is the same route the three larger caravans took after entering Mexico starting October 19.

The Caravan spectre

The migrants march to the US raises disturbing questions for the Republicans ahead of mid-term elections.

U.S. says 463 migrant parents may have been deported without kids

The absence of the 463 parents, which U.S. government lawyers said was "under review," could impede government efforts to reunite separated families by Thursday, the deadline ordered by a federal judge.

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age 5 and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using "truncated'' procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks, excluding DNA testing.