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Body of girl who died at US border returns to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  — The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was to be driven hours into the countryside and handed over to family members for a last goodbye. A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the … Continue reading Body of girl who died at US border returns to Guatemala

HOUSTON | $2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

HOUSTON— A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women and of injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a … Continue reading HOUSTON | $2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

LAREDO, Texas | Sheriff: US border patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

LAREDO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested early Saturday on the suspicion that he killed four prostitutes and abducted a fifth, who escaped. The agent, Juan David Ortiz, was captured after a woman whom he tried to abduct escaped, Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said at a news conference. Sheriff Martin … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Sheriff: US border patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels, has a message for Iowa Democrats: His foray into presidential politics is no stunt. “I am seriously considering it, and I think a lot of it is going to hinge on what direction I think … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

PHOENIX | Arizona clergy call activists to support migrants on border

PHOENIX  — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state’s border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local groups such as No More Deaths comes … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona clergy call activists to support migrants on border

PHOENIX | In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation

PHOENIX—Democratic Rep. Kyrsten says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an “important function.” She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The third-term congresswoman has … Continue reading PHOENIX | In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation

GUATEMALA CITY  | Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  — Donelda Pulex stepped off the airplane into the sun, clutching her 5-year-old daughter’s hand and burst into heaving sobs. Fourteen-year-old Hermelindo Juarez hid his face as his father comforted him. Efildo Daniel Vasquez walked cautiously behind his 8-year-old son. Quiet, confused and exhausted, 11 families who had been detained and separated after … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY  | Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

MCALLEN, Texas | The Latest: Ex-agency director: Reunification will be tough

MCALLEN, Texas  — The Latest on immigrants parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A former director of the agency sheltering immigrant children taken from their parents says the U.S. government could face many challenges trying to comply with a federal judge’s order to quickly reunify families. Robert Carey … Continue reading MCALLEN, Texas | The Latest: Ex-agency director: Reunification will be tough