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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Congress Reaches Tentative Funding Deal to Prevent Shutdown

Faced with the looming threat of another government shutdown, congressional negotiators said Monday night they had reached an “agreement in principal” to finance construction of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border for about $1.4 billion, far less than the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wanted.

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Trump Admin Opposes Ongoing Mental Care for Reunited Migrant Families

A Justice Department attorney said Monday that the government has no constitutional duty to provide mental health treatment to migrant families who were separated under President Donald Trump’s now-abandoned zero tolerance immigration policy but who were later released.

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Ninth Circuit Orders New Look at Bond Hearings for Immigrants

With “grave doubts” about the constitutionality of withholding bond hearings from immigrants detained longer than six months, a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday sent a class action back to the Southern California judge hearing the case and preserved a court order requiring bond hearings while the case is reviewed.

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Judge Likely to Allow Detained Migrant Children’s Claims to Move Forward

A federal judge denied the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit Friday by detained immigrant and asylum-seeking children who say that detention centers are compromising their health, blocking legal assistance and violating their due process rights.

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