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Another Guatemalan child dies in American immigration custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, US immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump's request for border wall funding. US Customs and Border Protection said the boy identified by the Guatemalan consul in Phoenix as Felipe Gmez Alonzo had shown "signs of potential illness" on…

Democrats, activists rally against Trump’s family separation policy

ELIZABETH: Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. “This must not be who we are as a nation,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of seven members of Congress from New York and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside the facility, including three who said they had young relatives removed from…