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Kristina Cooke

Amid pandemic, sharply increased U.S. detention times put migrants at risk

Oct 09 2020

The 31-year-old Cuban rancher arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after crossing through nearly a dozen countries to seek political asylum in the United States.

INSIGHT-Amid pandemic, sharply increased U.S. detention times put migrants at risk

Oct 09 2020

Oct 9 The 31-year-old Cuban rancher arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after crossing through nearly a dozen countries to seek political asylum in the United States.

Trump plans to slash U.S. refugee admissions to new low

Oct 01 2020

President Donald Trump's administration has announced plans to let only 15,000 refugees resettle in the United States in the 2021 fiscal year that began on Thursday, setting another record low in the history of the modern refugee program. | Video

Explainer: President Trump asked the Proud Boys to 'stand by.' Who are they?

Sep 30 2020

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES President Donald Trump, asked if he would denounce white supremacists and militia groups during Tuesday night's U.S. presidential debate, told the right-wing group the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."

U.S. intelligence reports warn of extremist threat around election

Sep 29 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. security officials are warning that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the presidential election next month, amid what one official called a "witch's brew" of rising political tensions, civil unrest and foreign disinformation campaigns. | Video

Unraveling of Trump policies a distant hope for separated immigrant families

Sep 29 2020

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK A Venezuelan father waiting in Mexico to plead his U.S. asylum case who has yet to meet his newborn daughter. An Iraqi refugee stuck in Jordan despite his past helping U.S. soldiers. A mother sent back to Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from her two young children. A Malian package courier deported after three decades in the United States. And an Iranian couple kept apart for years under a U.S. travel ban.

A migrant mother saw her disabled son walk into the U.S. Then he disappeared

Sep 10 2020

LOS ANGELES/PETEN, Guatemala On Aug. 24, after waiting for five months in the violent Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez for a U.S. asylum hearing, Elida, a Guatemalan migrant, decided to send her disabled 12-year-old son Gustavo into the United States alone. | Video

Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus

Aug 11 2020

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

U.S. bans drone flights near Portland buildings at center of anti-police protests

Jul 22 2020

U.S. authorities have banned drones from flying near federal buildings in Portland, Oregon, saying they believe federal officers have been surveiled by drones during protests against police violence, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said Wednesday.

U.S. immigration officials spread coronavirus with detainee transfers

Jul 17 2020

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Public health specialists have for months warned the U.S. government that shuffling detainees among immigration detention centers will expose people to COVID-19 and help spread the disease.

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