'Our lost son': Migrant boy still separated from parents

BUDA, Texas (AP) — Fourteen months ago, Byron Xol was packed in a wooden crate by smugglers and shipped from Guatemala to the U.S., only to be grabbed immediately by border agents and ripped away from...

'Our lost son': Migrant boy still separated from parents

BUDA, Texas (AP) — There were water balloons at Byron Xol's birthday party — bunches of them, filled a dozen at a time. He squeezed them with both hands, until the water burst on his face and chest. ...

AP Explains: The law criminalizing improper border crossings

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal law that President Donald Trump used in justifying the separation of migrant parents and children at the border last year is creating waves on the 2020 campaign trail, with so...

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats hoping that Wednesday night's first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign would be clarifying probably came away disappointed. A FEW STRONG MOMENTS ...

Montana judge shouldn't have called for Mexican man's arrest

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal court says a Montana judge and sheriff's deputy violated a Mexican-born man's rights when they detained and arrested him based solely on suspicions he was in the count...

The Latest: Woman who entered Mar-a-Lago pleads not guilty

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a bail hearing for a Chinese woman charged with lying to enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club (all times local): 1:30 p.m. ...

Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago faces hearing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman charged with lying to briefly enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is expected to learn whether she will be granted bail, although that likely do...

Authorities: Deported man returned to US, hidden aboard ship

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man from El Salvador who was twice deported from the U.S. tried to return by stowing away aboard a cargo ship. U.S. Attorney Bobby Chri...

US expands 'catch and release' amid surge in migrants

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as "catch ...

34 Rohingya women, children found stranded on Malaysia beach

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities say 34 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in the country's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropp...

The Latest: Man linked to 4 killings was from El Salvador

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding fuel to the immigration debate. (all times l...

Indian police arrest 61 Rohingya Muslims this week

GAUHATI,India (AP) — Police in northeastern India say they have arrested 61 Rohingya Muslims this week amid reports that more than 1,300 have recently crossed the border into Bangladesh. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 22 The Houston Chronicle on capital punishment as a policy: ...

US reverses policy on migrant children's sponsors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is changing the way it reviews sponsors who want to care for migrant children in government custody — backing off a requirement that all people in the house ...

'Zero-tolerance' immigration policy hits snag in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had a...