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Bulk of families separated at US-Mexico border remain apart

LOS ANGELES: With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together. It was unclear from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more reunifications were likely. Of more than 2,500 parents identified as potentially…

Illegal immigrant parents not facing US prosecution for now

WASHINGTON: Parents who cross illegally from Mexico to the United States with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them, officials said on Monday. President Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to prosecute all adults who cross the border illegally but its policy of separating immigrant children from parents met fierce international criticism so it is now trying to keep detained families together while the parents await trial. That has…

‘These are not people, these are animals’ – Trump on immigrants

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump doesnt mind stirring up a hornet's nest. This time too, the US President didn't hesitate in expressing what he believes 'right' about immigrants aboding in the United States. In a latest statement, Trump referred to some people deported from the United States as “animals” during a round-table discussion with California sheriffs on Wednesday It’s the latest in a series of statements stretching Trump’s entire national political career that carelessly conflate immigration, criminality,…