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Yeganeh Torbati

First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention centre

14 Feb 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla., SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.

UPDATE 5-Trump touts plan to change visas for skilled foreign workers

11 Jan 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 11 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans changes to the H-1B program that grants temporary visas for specialty occupations such as technology or medicine, but his administration said later he was referring to changes that were proposed last year.

Trump says 'big progress' on possible China trade deal

31 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a "long and very good call" with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well. | Video

U.S. expands medical checks after Guatemala boy dies; mother 'in despair'

27 Dec 2018

NENTON, Guatemala/WASHINGTON Migrant children will receive more thorough medical checks after an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died in U.S. custody this week, the U.S. government said on Wednesday, and his mother expressed grief and despair over his death.

Guatemalan boy becomes second child to die in U.S. custody in December

26 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON An 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy died early on Christmas Day after being detained by U.S. border agents, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said, the second migrant child to die in U.S. detention this month. | Video

U.S. to send migrants back to Mexico to wait out asylum requests

20 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY The United States will soon send non-Mexican migrants who cross the U.S. southern border back to wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum requests are processed, a major change in immigration policy, the Trump administration announced on Thursday. | Video

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

14 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/TAOS, New Mexico The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant which occurred after she was detained by U.S. border agents, officials said on Friday.

ICE arrests of immigrants in U.S. illegally highest since 2014 - agency

14 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested more immigrants who were in the United States illegally in the fiscal year through Sept. 30, 2018, than in any year since 2014, the agency said on Friday.

Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border

11 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.

U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children

10 Dec 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children.

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