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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# US Border

This year
US braces for 'chaotic' border scenes as Covid rule deterring migrants expires at midnight
Rules in force from Friday will mean anyone who enters the country illegally will face a much tougher task to prove their case for asylum.
All time
Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps'
The US Vice President said the situation at the border is a “crisis that is overwhelming our system”.
One year after the scandal first emerged, why is debate raging again about Trump's child detention camps?
The detention centres have been compared to prisons and concentration camps.
Sixth migrant child dies in custody at US border
Officials say the 10-year-old girl was “medically fragile” when she entered its facility.
Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December
The teen has been identified by US Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.
Trump says he won't reinstate separating children from parents at US-Mexico border
The US President blamed his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama for the highly controversial policy.
Trump declares national emergency to build wall, Democrats vow to fight the 'power grab'
The move will allow him to spend more money to erect barriers on the US-Mexico border.
Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death
The parents of Jakelin Caal said she had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico.
7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest
The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.
Migrants retreat as US border agents push them back with tear gas and rubber bullets
The migrant caravan was trying to force through a Mexican police blockade into the United States.
'Could there be a shutdown?': Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border
Trump’s border threat came days after a federal judge put the administration’s asylum policy on hold.
Migrant caravan faces desperate situation amid warning that chance of entering US 'almost nil'
Trump has deployed nearly 6,000 troops to the border to deter what he has called an “invasion”.
Over 1,500 caravan migrants arrive at US border after over a month on the road
The full caravan – some 5,500 migrants in all – was expected to continue arriving in Tijuana in the coming hours.
Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border
US president Donald Trump has ordered US troops to the Mexican border in response to the caravans.
Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border
‘We’re going to build tents all over the place,” the US President told Fox News.
'Everything on table' to block migrants, as first section of Trump's wall unveiled
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will not be welcome.
Woman arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty to protest US immigration policy
She is now facing multiple federal charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy
The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.
'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border
Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.
Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it
The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”.
'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders
Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.
'US will not be a migrant camp': Trump stands firm despite pressure over children being separated from parents
A photo of a two-year-old girl crying as her mother is searched by US border patrol agents has gone viral.
UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border
He called for Washington to immediately end the practice of “forcible separation of these children”.
'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks
Between 19 April and 31 May, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US border.
The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel
US official: “Drug smugglers will try anything to move their product — even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel.”
'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico
Border police seized the device made of plastic pipe and metal.
72 bodies found at Mexico-Texas border
The victims are believed to have been killed by the notorious Zetas drug cartel.