Fury after Gingrich encourages Republicans to politicize woman murdered by illegal immigrant

The Republican Party could score big in the midterms if Mollie Tibbetts, a woman thought to have been murdered by an illegal immigrant, becomes a “household name,” Newt Gingrich has mused, inciting fury on social media. The longtime GOP sage and former Republican Speaker of the House and presidential candidate contacted Axios to make sure […]

Probe finds restraining immigrant teens at U.S. detention facility isn’t abuse

A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens at a Virginia detention centre has confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads, but concluded their treatment doesn’t amount to abuse or neglect.

Trump’s family separations actually didn’t discourage immigrant families from crossing the border, new data suggest

Getty Images/John Moore Immigrant families have apparently not been deterred from illegally crossing the border, even after the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The Department of Homeland Security said this is because courts have prevented the government from detaining and prosecuting immigrant parents. But the administration celebrated an overall drop in border arrest numbers . […]

Jordanian immigrant convicted for ‘honor killings’ in Texas may be put to death

A Houston court has found a Jordanian immigrant guilty of the ‘honor killing’ of his daughter’s husband and masterminding the murder of her friend in 2012. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan now faces life imprisonment or the death penalty. Read more Furious that his daughter Nesreen had chosen to convert from Islam to Christianity and marry an […]

The Trump administration has one day left to reunite 1,600 immigrant children, and lawyers say ‘parents have no idea what’s happening’

Associated Press/Eric Gay The Trump administration said Tuesday evening it’s on pace to reunite 1,637 “eligible” immigrant children with their families by Thursday’s deadline. But the government says the remaining 914 children are currently ineligible because their parents either have criminal histories or they can’t be found. Lawyers criticized the reunification process, arguing that parents […]

The 6-year-old immigrant girl heard on a secret recording from a detention facility has finally been reunited with her mother

The Houston Chronicle/Marie D. De Jes’s via Associated Press A little girl whose voice was heard in a recording from a detention facility has been reunited with her mother after they were separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Six-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid could be heard on the recording persistently asking officers to […]

Federal judge rejects Trump’s request to allow long-term detention of immigrant kids

Getty Images/Spencer Platt A federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children. Judge Dolly Gee turned down a US Justice Department motion to modify a 1997 settlement to allow the government to keep underage migrants in detention alongside their parents. The government asked to suspend a requirement that […]

The government says it reunited 522 immigrant children separated from their parents under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy — but thousands more remain

Getty Images/Spencer Platt The Deparment of Homeland Security said late Saturday it reunited 522 immigrant children who were separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The reunions come just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to halt the separations and instead detain immigrant families together. An additional 2,053 children […]