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Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 04:42 PM EDT

Shelters Where Immigrant Children Are Housed

Shelters Where Immigrant Children Are Housed

This map shows the location of 87 child-care facilities housing children seized from their parents and other children who crossed the border without an adult or unaccompanied immigrant minors.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 05:09 PM EDT

Detaining Migrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining Migrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining migrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Currently, more...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 03:26 AM EDT

Immigrant Parents Happy But Traumatized After Kids Returned

Immigrant Parents Happy But Traumatized After Kids Returned

Immigrant parents who reveled after joyful reunions with their young children spoke Wednesday of the traumatic impact of being separated from their sons and daughters for months after they were taken from...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 09:52 PM EDT

Battle Over Family Separations Flares Anew in Congress

Battle Over Family Separations Flares Anew in Congress

Congress' fight over President Donald Trump's now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:29 PM EDT

Asylum Seekers Bring Evidence to Show Dangers They Fled

Asylum Seekers Bring Evidence to Show Dangers They Fled

As the Trump administration puts up more legal barriers for asylum-seekers, some immigrants take steps to arrive at the border with evidence to show U.S. authorities the dangers they are trying to escape. The...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:19 PM EDT

Celebrities Speak Up for Separated Families in ACLU Video

Celebrities Speak Up for Separated Families in ACLU Video

The fight is not over yet, according to several Hollywood stars. Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union released a video via their YouTube account in partnership with Maggie Gyllenhaal to address...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 07:34 AM EDT

Govt. Falls Short of Deadline to Reunite Kids, Parents

Govt. Falls Short of Deadline to Reunite Kids, Parents

Late last month, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children. Government attorneys told Sabraw...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:32 AM EDT

Judge Rejects Request to Detain Migrant Families Long-Term

Judge Rejects Request to Detain Migrant Families Long-Term

A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration's efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical attempt" to undo a longstanding court settlement. U.S....

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 09:53 AM EDT

Democrats Split on Whether to Abolish ICE

Democrats Split on Whether to Abolish ICE

As some prominent Democrats call for the demolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, others in the party, including its leaders in Congress, have recommended reexamining the agency rather...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:28 PM EDT

US to Reunite, Release Half of Detained Migrant Toddlers

US to Reunite, Release Half of Detained Migrant Toddlers

More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesday's court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration, a government attorney said Monday. The families will be...

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Storms Bring Flash Floods, Outages, Flight Cancellations
Storms Bring Flash Floods, Outages, Flight Cancellations

Thunderstorms are knocking out power and causing flooding in some parts of New England on Tuesday.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Expected to Debate Abortion Ban
Massachusetts Lawmakers Expected to Debate Abortion Ban

Massachusetts lawmakers are planning to meet to continue working on a series of bills awaiting final votes before the end of the Legislature's formal session.

New England Dry Again... For Now
New England Dry Again... For Now

The heat breaking front from Tuesday brought many reports of flooding, wind damage to trees and homes. In some cases, almost a month's worth of rainfall was also reported.

Is Criticism of Police Shootings Putting Officers at Risk?
Is Criticism of Police Shootings Putting Officers at Risk?

In a climate where police are often criticized for firing their weapons, Bob DeNapoli wonders if officers may be thinking about that when they come face to face with danger. "I truly believe that with the...

Historians Say Trump Upends Norms of Presidential Behavior
Historians Say Trump Upends Norms of Presidential Behavior

Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of...

Community, Businesses Pitch in for Weymouth Shooting Victims
Community, Businesses Pitch in for Weymouth Shooting Victims

While a Massachusetts community continues to deal with the devastating loss of a police sergeant and innocent bystander, business owners are pitching in to help.