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  • U.S. is wrong to detain asylum seekers at border

    U.S. is wrong to detain asylum seekers at border
    Faced last summer with a new wave of Central American mothers and their children illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security came up with a new immigration enforcement strategy designed, in part, to deter others from making the same trip. In doing so, the department broke the law.
  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs
    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...

    Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny
    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...

    Child's detention despite citizenship reveals immigration case woes

    Child's detention despite citizenship reveals immigration case woes
    An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's...

    U.S. to close three interim shelters housing migrant children: reports

    U.S. to close three interim shelters housing migrant children: reports
    Three interim shelters that have housed thousands of children who have come unaccompanied to the United States from Central America will close within weeks, leading U.S. newspapers reported  Monday. More than 7,700 children have been sheltered in...