The U.S. is in the midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. It started Dec. 22 and shows no signs of letting up. Here’s what you need to know.
President Donald Trump held out little hope Sunday that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff would produce meaningful progress toward ending the partial government shutdown. “I don’t expect to have anything happen at that meeting,” said Trump about the talks led by Pence on the impasse over money for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “But I think we’re going to have some very serious talks come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.”
The administration’s policy, signed on November 9, would temporarily bar migrants who illegally cross into the US through the southern border from seeking asylum outside of official ports of entry.
The father of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died after being detained by the US Customs and Border Patrol said he has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.”
Here is a rundown of the last hours before Jakelin’s death on December 8, as told by the Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Senators have written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, saying they are “deeply disturbed by the overt politicization of the military” and the continued deployment of troops in response to the migrant caravan.
President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.
The Trump administration said all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their families.
Members of a Maryland group assisting children at the southern U.S. border said at a hearing organized by Senate Democrats Wednesday these young immigrants are suffering because of the government policy separating families.
National Guard contingents in U.S. states bordering Mexico awaited guidance on the what duties they’ll be assigned to help fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling along the border.
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