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Immigration crackdown at US southern border widens

By Maria Verza and Nomaan Merchant Associated Press NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people out of the U.S. despite threats to the migrants' safety. The results serve the goals of both governments, which have targeted unauthorized migration at the behest of President Donald Trump, who threatened Mexico with…

Report: Immigrant Children sent to Chicago shelters have chicken pox, tuberculosis

By Melissa Sanchez, Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib ProPublica Illinois The Trump administration is sending immigrant children who are alone, afraid and sick with fever, chicken pox and even tuberculosis to shelters in Chicago, where they are further isolated to prevent the spread of disease, according to one of the nonprofit organizations caring for them. In yet another byproduct of the administration’s immigration policy, many of those children also are arriving increasingly…

Border Crisis: Photos show detained migrants pleading for help

By Nomaan Merchant Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — In one photo, one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41 presses a piece of cardboard against the window, with the word "help." In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. And in a third, a woman wearing a surgical mask presses both of her hands against the glass. The images were released Tuesday by U.S. government auditors who visited facilities in South Texas where migrant adults and children who crossed the…

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in country

By Astrid Galvan and Morgan Lee Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country. The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out…