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World 26 Jul 2019 | 8:48 AM

Reuters photo captures Guatemalan mother begging soldier to let her enter U.S.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lety Perez fell to her haunches, a clenched hand covering her face as she wept, an arm clutching her small 6-year-old son, who glared defiantly at the Mexican National Guard soldier blocking them from crossing into the United States.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 11:59 PM

White House to fight ruling that blocks new asylum restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will fight a federal judge's decision blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that aimed to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, it said on Thursday.

World 23 Jul 2019 | 7:23 AM

Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border on Monday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within a week.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 11:23 AM

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Fear over new U.S. curbs on almost all asylum seekers spread this week among migrants at its southern border, but some on waiting lists in Mexican cities found the gates to the United States stayed open, despite a much higher bar to stay.

World 11 Jul 2019 | 6:13 PM

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

(Reuters) - 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.

World 11 Jul 2019 | 7:33 AM

U.S. border agency says it is holding 200 children, down from 2,500 in May

(Reuters) - U.S. border officers were detaining about 200 unaccompanied children along the southern border on Wednesday, down from more than 2,500 in May, thanks to congressional funding increases, a senior border agency official said.

World 11 Jul 2019 | 6:16 AM

'World should know,' migrant tells U.S. Congress of toddler's death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Guatemalan asylum seeker left some members of a U.S. House panel visibly shaken on Wednesday with the story of her daughter's death, saying the toddler had contracted a deadly lung infection during a 20-day detention near the U.S. border with Mexico.

World 07 Jul 2019 | 11:14 PM

Border agency knew of troubling Facebook posts in 2016 - acting secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials knew in 2016 about a private Facebook group where border agents posted racist and misogynistic comments, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on Sunday.

World 07 Jul 2019 | 10:10 PM

Mexico's new National Guard was created to fight crime, but now it's in a face-off with migrants

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - A convoy of Mexican state and municipal police trucks roared along the U.S.-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez to confront cartel gunmen, past National Guardsmen patrolling the banks of the Rio Grande River for migrants trying to cross into the United States.

World 06 Jul 2019 | 10:36 AM

U.S. House panel chair asks watchdog for probe of Homeland Security leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of a U.S. House panel asked an internal watchdog on Friday to investigate whether top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. border service knew about a Facebook group where agents posted racist and misogynistic comments.