House Dems Grill Homeland Security Boss on Border Crisis

Ahead of a Senate vote next week to reject President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen held firm amid tough questions from Democrats and told lawmakers during a tense hearing Wednesday the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is real.

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You’ll Have to Order Us to Process Migrant Kids, Feds Tell Judge

A Justice Department attorney suggested in federal court Thursday the Trump administration might not “in good faith” process residency applications under a U.S. resettlement program for Central American migrant children it secretly ended two years ago, potentially handing a victory to a class of immigrants fighting to revive the program.

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Migrants Demand Millions Over US Family Separations

Describing how an immigration officer taunted her by saying “Happy Mother’s Day” as her 5-year-old son was ripped away at the border, a Guatemalan woman joined seven immigrant families Monday in demanding millions of dollars in damages from the Trump administration.

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Health Official Attests to Trauma of Family Separations

Had they known that the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy would involve separating families, a high-ranking government official told lawmakers Thursday that neither he, nor anyone he knew at other federal agencies, would have endorsed it.

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