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Kristina Cooke

When the U.S. puts a border between migrant kids and their caretakers

11 Jul 2019

On June 12, Gerardo, a 41-year-old indigenous bricklayer from Guatemala, appeared before a U.S. immigration judge in El Paso, Texas. Since crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally two months earlier with his 14-year-old son, he had been separated from the boy and forced to wait in Mexico for his hearing. | Video

An ever-expanding job for border agents: sensitive decisions on migrants' fates

04 Jul 2019

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO In a U.S. border patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, labels on holding cells indicate whether migrants have been selected - "yes" or "no" - for a new Trump administration programme that sends asylum seekers to wait out their U.S. court hearings in Mexico. | Video

Attorneys ask court to intervene against U.S. over migrant kids' detention conditions

28 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/CLINT, Texas A 17-year-old Honduran migrant described babies sleeping on a cold floor. A teen mother said her sick baby was unable to open her eyes but no one responded to her pleas for help for two days. Another teenager took charge of a 5-year-old stranger because the child was very upset and had no one else after being separated from her father.

Judge orders U.S. into mediation on border patrol treatment of migrant children

28 Jun 2019

A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government into mediation to resolve serious concerns about the treatment of migrant children at crowded U.S. border patrol facilities in Texas. | Video

Attorneys ask court to intervene against U.S. over migrant kids' detention conditions

28 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/CLINT, Texas A 17-year-old Honduran migrant described babies sleeping on a cold floor. A teen mother said her sick baby was unable to open her eyes but no one responded to her pleas for help for two days. Another teenager took charge of a 5-year-old stranger because the child was very upset and had no one else after being separated from her father.

UPDATE 1-Attorneys ask court to intervene against U.S. over migrant kids' detention conditions

27 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/CLINT, Texas June 26 A 17-year-old Honduran migrant described babies sleeping on a cold floor. A teen mother said her sick baby was unable to open her eyes but no one responded to her pleas for help for two days. Another teenager took charge of a 5-year-old stranger because the small child was very upset and had no one else after being separated from her father.

U.S. relocates hundreds of migrant children from overcrowded border station

25 Jun 2019

Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children's shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water. | Video

Exclusive: Asylum seekers returned to Mexico rarely win bids to wait in U.S

12 Jun 2019

Over two hours on June 1, a Honduran teenager named Tania pleaded with a U.S. official not to be returned to Mexico. | Video

Trump administration moves to release migrant children faster from U.S. custody

10 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO The Trump administration is again changing the way it vets people who want to sponsor minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone in an effort to speed up the release of thousands of migrant children currently in U.S. custody.

Trump administration suspends U.S. educational programs for migrant children

05 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK The Trump administration is suspending educational, legal and recreational programs for migrant children in its custody, saying an influx of children crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian was putting a "tremendous strain" on the resources of the agency tasked with housing them.

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