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Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 06:34 PM EST

Separated Migrant Families Demand Millions From US Agencies

Separated Migrant Families Demand Millions From US Agencies

Eight immigrant families who were separated under Trump administration policy filed claims Monday seeking millions of dollars in damages for what a lawyer called "inexplicable cruelty" that did lasting damage to...

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 04:02 PM EST

More Immigrants Sue US Over End to Protected Status

More Immigrants Sue US Over End to Protected Status

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 07:10 AM EST

In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O'Rourke Rallies Opponents

In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O'Rourke Rallies Opponents

President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers' tentative deal that would give him far less than he's been demanding...

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 02:54 AM EST

Adopted Abroad, Raised in US, and Now Facing Deportation

Adopted Abroad, Raised in US, and Now Facing Deportation

An NBC Bay Area investigation has discovered tens of thousands of U.S. residents, adopted as infants from foreign countries, and raised in the United States, now face possible deportation – because they are...

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Detainee on Hunger Strike Details Force-Feeding

Detainee on Hunger Strike Details Force-Feeding

Nine men — up from six earlier this week — are being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso, Texas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:46 AM EST

'Dreamer' Rhodes Scholar to Attend State of the Union

'Dreamer' Rhodes Scholar to Attend State of the Union

A recent Harvard University graduate who lives in New York City and is the first so-called Dreamer to receive a Rhodes scholarship is attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address as a guest of a...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 01:55 AM EST

20 Charged in Chinese Birth Tourism Crackdown

20 Charged in Chinese Birth Tourism Crackdown

Dongyuan Li's business was called "You Win USA," and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of...

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 01:03 PM EST

Immigration Courts Backlog Blamed on Weather, Shutdown

Immigration Courts Backlog Blamed on Weather, Shutdown

U.S. immigration officials blame the government shutdown and the extreme winter weather for confusion about immigration court hearings. In an emailed statement, the part of the Justice Department overseeing...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 06:34 PM EST

Under New US Policy, 1st Asylum Seeker Sent to Mexico

Under New US Policy, 1st Asylum Seeker Sent to Mexico

A Honduran migrant seeking protection in the United States was the first to be sent back to Mexico Tuesday under a new U.S. policy as his asylum claim is processed. Under the new policy, announced by...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 10:09 AM EST

Asylum Seekers Seeing Delays in Court Proceedings as Government Reopens

Asylum Seekers Seeing Delays in Court Proceedings as Government Reopens

Even though the longest shutdown in U.S. history is over, its impact continues for many immigrants who are awaiting court dates. California immigration courts canceled more than 9,400 hearings over the course...

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Parents Charged After 1-Year-Old Tests Positive for Fentanyl
Parents Charged After 1-Year-Old Tests Positive for Fentanyl

Parents in Lawrence, Massachusetts were arrested after a 1-year-old girl tested positive for fentanyl ingestion. Police and the Department of Children and Families responded to Lawrence General Hospital...

Officials Confirm 3rd Child Dies From Flu in Mass.
Officials Confirm 3rd Child Dies From Flu in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials say a third child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Officials said the patient was a girl from Middlesex County. Her death was announced Tuesday. It was the...

Rob Gronkowski's Agent Provides Timetable for Patriots Star's NFL Future
Rob Gronkowski's Agent Provides Timetable for Patriots Star's NFL Future

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's future in the NFL is uncertain, but his agent Drew Rosenhaus gave an idea Tuesday of when his client could make a decision on whether to retire or play another...

Baby Home With Mom After Dad Allegedly Kidnaps Him, Brings Him to Mexico
Baby Home With Mom After Dad Allegedly Kidnaps Him, Brings Him to Mexico

A Massachusetts woman is relieved to have her 1-year-old son back after his father allegedly kidnapped him and took him to Mexico. Authorities say 37-year-old Fillemom De Lima of Lawrence kidnapped his...

WH Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections: House Dems
WH Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections: House Dems

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing...

FIRST ALERT: Wintry Mix May Slow Thursday Morning Commute
FIRST ALERT: Wintry Mix May Slow Thursday Morning Commute

A chilly night as a center of high pressure centers itself over New England. Clear skies and the relaxing wind will allow for radiational cooling. That combined with our snowpack and we will have lows in the...