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World 04 Jul 2019 | 1:39 AM

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

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - 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.

World 03 Jul 2019 | 11:16 PM

Trump says immigrants 'unhappy' with detention centres should stay home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, facing renewed criticism from Democrats and activists over his handling of a migrant crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border, said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that immigrants unhappy with conditions at detention centres should be told "not to come."

World 03 Jul 2019 | 10:23 AM

Mexico says migrant apprehensions at U.S. border down 30% in June from May

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Migrant apprehensions at the U.S. southern border fell 30% in June from the previous month, Mexico said on Tuesday, after introducing controls as part of a deal with the United States to curb the flow of migration or face possible trade tariffs.

World 03 Jul 2019 | 10:23 AM

'Help, 40 days here': Photos show migrants crammed into U.S. border facilities

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Government investigators warned of dangerous overcrowding at more migrant facilities on the southwest U.S. border, publishing photos on Tuesday of packed cells in Texas' Rio Grande Valley where some children have no access to showers or hot meals.

World 02 Jul 2019 | 2:41 PM

U.S. lawmaker describes 'horrifying' conditions at Texas migrant facility

CLINT, Texas (Reuters) - Controversy broadsided the embattled U.S. Border Patrol agency Monday, as a high-profile U.S. Congresswoman touring detention facilities called conditions "horrifying" and as current and former agency staffers were alleged to have posted offensive comments about the lawmaker and migrants on a private Facebook page.

World 27 Jun 2019 | 9:20 PM

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

SAN FRANCISCO/CLINT, Texas (Reuters) - 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.

World 26 Jun 2019 | 10:27 PM

Photo of drowned migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump's asylum policies.

World 26 Jun 2019 | 10:03 AM

U.S. House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion (3.5 billion pounds) aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.

World 26 Jun 2019 | 2:36 AM

U.S. border agency acting head to leave July 5 amid child detentions outcry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.

World 24 Jun 2019 | 6:12 AM

Two more border cities added to U.S.-Mexico asylum programme - sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S.-bound asylum seekers will be sent back to at least two additional Mexican border cities later this week to wait for their claims to be processed, officials said, with one of the cities in a region that is among Mexico's most chaotic and violent.