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U.S. reunites only seven immigrant children with parents since Feb

Jun 08 2021

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -An effort by U.S. President Joe Biden to reunite migrant families separated by the previous administration is moving slowly, with only seven children reunited with parents by a task force launched in February, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report released on Tuesday.

Rains drench migrants crossing Rio Grande river into United States

May 19 2021

LA JOYA, Texas Heavy rain drenched dozens of migrants who crossed the Rio Grande river that divides the United States from Mexico into La Joya, Texas Wednesday morning, as storms complicated an already chaotic scene at the border.

Biden to start reunifying migrant families separated by Trump-era border policy

May 03 2021

LOS ANGELES The United States this week will reunite four migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration, U.S. officials said, a small step toward fulfilling a campaign promise by President Joe Biden. | Video

Biden to nominate Texas sheriff and Trump critic to lead immigration enforcement agency

Apr 28 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will nominate a Texas sheriff who criticized Trump-era immigration raids to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, the White House said on Tuesday.

U.S to target migrant smugglers as Biden struggles with border crossings

Apr 27 2021

LOS ANGELES The United States is launching an operation to identify and target human smugglers, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday, as the Biden administration struggles with record numbers of migrants arriving at the southern U.S. border.

'Not afraid to shoot': Migration raises tension in Texas border town

Apr 15 2021

DEL RIO, Texas Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez is worried.

Migrant camps swell in Mexican border towns as Central American families flee

Mar 25 2021

MEXICO CITY As an increasing number of migrants flee humanitarian crises in Central America, makeshift encampments are growing along Mexico's border with the United States, where the migrants ultimately hope to gain asylum.

Separated by U.S. border patrol, one pregnant woman searches for her husband

Mar 24 2021

DEL RIO, Texas Nehemie Montrose, a mother-to-be from Haiti, stood anxiously outside a respite center for migrants in Del Rio, Texas, waiting for the daily border patrol buses dropping off migrants who had recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

Expulsions, releases, hotels: Migrant families at U.S.-Mexico border face mixed U.S. policies

Mar 23 2021

DEL RIO, Texas U.S. officials are trying to drive home an increasingly emphatic message to the growing number of mostly Central American asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border every day: "Do not come. The border is closed." | Video

Through the brush: A migrant teen mom's journey across the U.S.-Mexico border

Mar 18 2021

PENITAS, Texas Mayra stepped from her hiding place in the dense brush on the banks of the Rio Grande, the river that marks the border between the United States and Mexico, as the sun came up on Wednesday morning. The 17-year-old migrant from Guatemala had her one-year-old son, Marvin, swaddled in a blanket on her back.

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