The mother of an 8-year-old migrant boy who died in Border Patrol custody says he wasn’t sick on his journey to the US

Catarina Gomez via Associated Press Catarina Alonzo, the mother of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, said her son wasn’t ill on his journey to the United States. Felipe is the second child to die this month in Border Patrol custody. His mother’s comments contradicted President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday, which said the two children were […]

‘We’ve seen this coming’: Why migrant children are dying in Border Patrol custody

Catarina Gomez via Associated Press Two young Guatemalan children died in Border Patrol custody in December, prompting an uproar over the conditions of the facilities in which migrants are held. Experts and advocates have decried the Border Patrol stations known as “hieleras,” which migrants have alleged are freezing cold, with inedible food, undrinkable water, and […]

Trump administration says it will keep a tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019

Mike Blake/Reuters The US will keep a tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019. The Tornillo facility in Texas, which originally housed up to 360 children, was later expanded to hold some 2,300 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 in more than 150 […]

Huge fire engulfs migrant camp in Morocco, residents claim blaze was started intentionally (VIDEO)

A massive fire ripped through a migrant camp near Casablanca, Morocco, ravaging tents and destroying what few belongings the residents had. The fire broke out near the town of Ouled Ziana Tuesday and was reportedly caused by a gas explosion just six months after a similar fire at the site. There were no reported injuries […]

Belgian PM resigns after UN migrant pact row results in no confidence motion

Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his immediate resignation after a no-confidence motion against his government was introduced. Speaking to the parliament, Michel admitted that his call for a “coalition of the willing” to govern until the next election – scheduled for May 2019 – had “not been heard,” adding that he would respect […]

Trump ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Soros & Dem groups were paying for migrant caravans

President Trump has seemed to double down on a theory, popular among his supporters, that George Soros or other Democratic groups are financing the migrant caravans surging toward the US’s southern border. “I wouldn’t be surprised. I don’t know who, but I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes,” he told a Daily […]

Trump vows to corral migrant caravans into ‘nice tent cities’ pending ‘asylum trials’

Countering charges of fearmongering stemming from his description of Central American migrant caravans as “invasion,” President Trump shared his plans to house the newcomers in “very nice” tent cities until their cases are heard. Trump told Fox News he plans to build tent cities to hold the thousands of Central American asylum-seekers currently trekking through […]

Debate over migrant ‘caravan’ ignores the real problem: Decades of destabilizing US foreign policy

With the US-bound caravan of Central American migrants being used as a political football ahead of the midterm elections, there’s one factor receiving scant attention: The role the US itself has played in destabilizing the region. US President Donald Trump has condemned the migrants, many of which began their journey in Honduras, calling some of […]

Ted Cruz suggested sending the National Guard to thwart the migrant caravan at the border, calling it a ‘serious threat’

Gary Williams/Getty Images US Sen. Ted Cruz suggested mobilizing the National Guard to the southern border where thousands of Central American migrants are making their way toward the US. Cruz suggested sending the National Guard or amassing more Border Patrol agents, citing former presidents.  A United Nations spokesman said more than 7,000 migrants have joined the caravan. Trump […]