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What the legal process looks like for immigrant children taken away from their parents

There’s been an avalanche of grim news centered on young immigrants apprehended at the border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union published a report documenting abusive encounters between young people and border agents during the administration of ...

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DHS official jailed over domestic violence case says he handles ‘high volume’ of classified information

WASHINGTON – A senior career official with the Department of Homeland Security who served jail time for an alleged assault on his wife handles a “high volume” of classified information in his role as an intelligence briefer, according to his ...

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Dept. of Homeland Security frees Emirati airline from laptop ban

Etihad Airways has been exempted from a U.S. ban on laptops and other electronics for flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport, officials said Sunday, the change to a three-month-old Trump administration policy affecting flights to the United States from eight ...

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DHS Sec. Kelly says critical lawmakers should change laws or shut up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday challenged members of Congress critical of the Trump administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement to either change the laws or “shut up.” In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a ...

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DHS: Immigration agents may arrest crime victims, witnesses at courthouses

Immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses, a homeland security official said Tuesday, highlighting a growing dispute between the Trump administration and some state court officials who fear the practice will hinder law enforcement work in their ...

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Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration policies

The Trump administration sought to allay fears in immigrant communities Tuesday as it publicly released wide-ranging new guidelines that allow federal authorities to take stronger enforcement actions against illegal immigrants, saying the directives are not intended to produce mass deportations. ...

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