Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A surge in people coming to the U.S. illegally as families has contributed to an increase of illegal crossings from Mexico. The number of family arrivals reached nea...

Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his s...

Obama to campaign for congressional candidates in California

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is in California to campaign for Democratic congressional candidates one day after issuing a stinging rebuke of his successor in the White House. ...

Judge says reuniting families is government's sole burden

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge says the Trump administration is solely responsible for reuniting hundreds of children who remain separated from the parents after being split at the U.S.-Mexico borde...

Clock ticks toward reuniting families separated at border

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration faced a court-imposed deadline Thursday to reunite thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous l...

Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal judge who ordered children be reunited with their families after being separated at the border has been unyielding in his insistence that the Trump administration meet his...

ACLU asks judge to slow deportations of reunified families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked a judge Monday to order the Trump administration to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. ...

Judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge says he is having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders to reunify families separated at th...

Judge weighs oversight ahead of deadline to reunite families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With one deadline behind, a judge will consider Friday how closely to monitor the Trump administration as it faces a bigger deadline on reunifying families separated at the border. ...

Medical experts worry about testing DNA to reunite families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethica...

Test DNA of migrant kids only as last resort, ethicists say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethica...

Dozens of immigrant children will be reunited with parents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of immigrant children will be released from detention centers and reunited with their parents Tuesday. A government lawyer said Monday at least 54 children un...

California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration trials

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California will introduce group trials on Monday for people charged with entering the country illegally. Federal prosecutors in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have lo...

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests drop sharply in June

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June to the lowest level since February, according to a U.S. official, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases. ...

A day with Border Patrol: imperiled infant, distraught dad

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Customs and Border Protection has allowed news media organizations to tour a 77,000-square-foot facility in McAllen, Texas, that houses families and children who enter the countr...