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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:28 PM EDT

'Don't Leave Me, Mom': Detainee Tells of Separation From Son

'Don't Leave Me, Mom': Detainee Tells of Separation From Son

The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:19 PM EDT

Ex-ICE Director: Some Migrant Family Separations Are Permanent

Ex-ICE Director: Some Migrant Family Separations Are Permanent

Migrant parents separated from their children at the border are sometimes unable to relocate their child and remain permanently separated, a former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told NBC News....

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 07:12 AM EDT

House GOP Gets Little Direction From Trump on Immigration

House GOP Gets Little Direction From Trump on Immigration

President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:41 PM EDT

Border Separations Ripple Through Midterm Campaigns

Border Separations Ripple Through Midterm Campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 09:55 AM EDT

FBI: Agency Won't Repeat Clinton Email Probe Mistakes

FBI: Agency Won't Repeat Clinton Email Probe Mistakes

United States senators grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray on Capitol Hill, questioning the findings from the Justice Department inspector general's scathing report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:45 AM EDT

Kansas' Voter Citizenship Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

Kansas' Voter Citizenship Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implicatio...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:01 AM EDT

Trump Admin. Discussed Separating Moms, Kids in Feb. 2017

Trump Admin. Discussed Separating Moms, Kids in Feb. 2017

The Department of Homeland Security was discussing separating migrant children from their mothers in the earliest days of the Trump administration, NBC News reported. Obtained by MSNBC, notes from a closed-door...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 02:10 PM EDT

'Papá!' Audio of Migrant Children at Border Stokes Rage

'Papá!' Audio of Migrant Children at Border Stokes Rage

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:03 AM EDT

Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border Separations

Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border Separations

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents....

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 09:08 AM EDT

US, S. Korea Suspend Military Drills Amid Talks With Kim

US, S. Korea Suspend Military Drills Amid Talks With Kim

South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the United States on a decision to call off a major military drill, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend...

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