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AP Fact Check: Trump’s Hype on Migrants, Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric about the nature of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border and grossly inflating the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In a speech Thursday, he suggested wit...
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Migrants Defy Threats, Prepare to Cross Into Mexico

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. Preside...
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US Plans to Sidestep Limits on Detaining Immigrant Children

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how immigrant children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Sou...
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US Government: Over 1,800 Migrant Kids Reunited by Deadline

SAN DIEGO — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations at the U.S. Mexico border. T...
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Detaining Immigrant Children Is a Billion-Dollar Business

SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foste...