U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON | Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James

WASHINGTON— First lady Melania Trump stepped away from her husband’s criticism of NBA star LeBron James to compliment his work on behalf of children and even offer to visit his school for at-risk children. “It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James

WASHINGTON | Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON — Will he or won’t he? President Donald Trump is sowing confusion about whether he’s committed to keeping the government open through the fall elections or would willingly shut it down to secure more money for his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump on Tuesday escalated his public threats of a government shutdown, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON | Texas military base ready for immigrant housing construction

WASHINGTON  — The Defense Department has completed legal and environmental requirements needed to create housing at a Texas military base for unaccompanied children who were detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The department is now waiting for a formal request from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Pentagon says a letter from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Texas military base ready for immigrant housing construction

WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON — Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it’s a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he’s willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump: There are ‘consequences’ for illegal border crossing

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump says there are “consequences when people cross our Border illegally” and claims many who do so are “using children for their own sinister purposes.” Trump’s tweet Sunday came several days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump: There are ‘consequences’ for illegal border crossing

SAN DIEGO | US government: Over 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

SAN DIEGO — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations at the U.S. Mexico border. The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US government: Over 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

EL PASO, Texas | Administration tries to meet deadline to reunite families

EL PASO, Texas  — The Trump administration worked Thursday to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite thousands of children and parents forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous logistical effort to undo a practice that drew condemnation around the world. Authorities have identified 2,551 children 5 and older who may be covered by the … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas | Administration tries to meet deadline to reunite families

EL PASO, Texas  | Clock ticks toward reuniting families separated at border

EL PASO, Texas  — The Trump administration faced a court-imposed deadline Thursday to reunite thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous logistical task brought on by its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal entry. Authorities have identified 2,551 children 5 and older who may be covered by the … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas  | Clock ticks toward reuniting families separated at border