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World 15 Jun 2019 | 5:38 AM

U.S. plan to make Guatemala take asylum seekers called ludicrous by rights group

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. plan to make asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador seek refuge in Guatemala instead of the United States would endanger, not protect, refugees, a prominent rights group said on Friday as U.S. negotiators met Guatemalan officials.

World 06 Jun 2019 | 2:52 AM

U.S. border arrests of families hit another record, amid Mexico tariff threat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. border officers apprehended more than 132,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in May, the government said on Wednesday, an increase over the previous month and the most in more than a decade, reaching what officials said were "crisis" levels.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 8:21 PM

U.S. border agents kill American in gunfight at U.S.-Mexico crossing

(Reuters) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers fatally shot an American man who pulled out a gun and started shooting while attempting to drive through the border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego late Monday, NBC reported.

World 03 Jun 2019 | 10:57 PM

Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett would leave his post "shortly," making him the latest high-level departure from the administration.

World 01 Jun 2019 | 4:23 AM

Government watchdog finds 'dangerous overcrowding' at U.S. border facility

(Reuters) - The internal watchdog for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has urged officials to take immediate steps to alleviate "dangerous overcrowding" after it found some adult detainees being held in "standing-room-only conditions" for days or weeks at a border patrol facility in Texas.

World 31 May 2019 | 6:08 PM

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate.

World 25 May 2019 | 10:19 AM

Arizona tent facility eyed to cope with U.S.-Mexico border surge

(Reuters) - U.S. Border Patrol is considering another tent facility in Yuma, Arizona, after installing two in Texas, to cope with a surge in Central American migrants that has overwhelmed the agency.

World 21 May 2019 | 2:50 AM

U.S. Border agent accused of calling migrants 'savages' before knocking one over

(Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent had called migrants "subhuman" and "savages" in text messages weeks before he knocked over a migrant with a pickup truck, according to federal court documents.

World 18 May 2019 | 8:14 AM

Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.

World 15 May 2019 | 7:53 PM

U.S. plans to send transportation security staff to U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, the TSA said on Wednesday.