Koch-backed groups take on immigration starting in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A new effort funded by the powerful Koch network wants to reframe discussions about immigration, claiming consensus is needed amid Trump-era divisions. The “Common Groun...

Customs: Bahamian girl in custody unaccompanied by family

MIAMI (AP) — Immigration officials say a Bahamian girl who evacuated to Florida after Hurricane Dorian was transferred to the government's custody because she arrived in the U.S. with an adult who was...

Florida-bound evacuees from Bahamas asked to get off ferry

MIAMI (AP) — More than 100 Bahamians who hoped to evacuate to Florida after Hurricane Dorian but didn't have visas were kicked off a ferry because operators failed to coordinate the mission with autho...

Democrats in Miami for debate journey to child migrant camp

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — As a national furor unfolded over the harsh conditions immigrant children are being subjected to in the U.S., Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren climbed a step l...

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last yea...

Critics decry long-distance counseling for migrant teens

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. government is providing long-distance video counseling to teens housed at the country's largest child migrant detention center as officials struggle to accommodate incr...

Star of immigration film says detention feels like reprisal

MIAMI (AP) — An Argentine immigrant said his most recent detention feels like retaliation for starring in a new award-winning documentary about a group that infiltrated a for-profit detention center t...

Immigration documentary's protagonist faces deportation

MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary that chronicles the plight of immigrants detained at a for-profit facility has been taken into custody again, years after his release. ...

Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro that tyrants often think they are "invulnerable" before their regimes topple. Rubio appeared to addre...

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowles...

Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told a crowd in Florida that it is time to take action to end the socialist regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Pence...

Cuba's presidential transition bringing no joy to its exiles

MIAMI (AP) — The political transition in Cuba is bringing no joy to exiles in Florida, who say they expect nothing to change after Raul Castro steps down as president. Cuban-American...

Family seeks justice for youngest bridge collapse victim

MIAMI (AP) — The parents of the youngest victim killed by a collapsed bridge in Miami say they want justice for their daughter, describing her as a selfless teenager who aspired to become a lawyer. ...

After bridge collapse, flashbacks, anxiety for one survivor

MIAMI (AP) — Richie Humble says flashbacks and anxiety attacks have haunted him ever since a pedestrian bridge near a Florida university fell on the car he was riding in, killing six people including ...

Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers

MIAMI (AP) — As Florida authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday's catastrophic bridge collapse, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the...