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U.S. border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:56 AM

John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, says in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner on July 5

Migrant children from different Latin American wait to receive food at the Casa del Refugiado, or The House of Refugee, a new centre opened by the Annunciation House to help the large flow of migrants being released by the United States Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas on April 24, 2019. The 125,000 foot space will accomodate about 500 migrants, with plans to expand for up to 1,500. While this is larger then other centres in the El Paso area, Father Ruben Garcia the director of Annunciation house says that they will still rely on churches around the community for help housing migrants. According to the CBP, border patrol agents apprehended 92,607 people along the southwest border in March, up from 66,884 in February. US President Donald Trump, who has made immigration the core of his message to his conservative base, said on Twitter that "a very big Caravan of over 20,000 people" is making its way through Mexico toward the United States. Paul Ratje / AFP

House passes border crisis bill; Obama vows to act alone

Aug 02, 2014 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED The measure passed by a vote of 223 to 189 in the Republican dominated chamber would provide 694 million to deal with the influx of minors into the United States from Mexico

BORDER CONTROL. The US Border Patrol sign is seen on a fence at the border area in Nogales city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 10 June 2014. Jose Munoz/EPA

Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:09 AM

US President Barack Obama stresses that Americans feel great compassion for the child migrants who have often endured tremendous suffering before and during their journey