U.S. border surge eases but detention conditions grim

(Reuters) – The record surge of Central American families at the U.S. southwest border has begun to ease after tougher enforcement efforts in Mexico but conditions in migrant detention facilities remain dire, according to Mexican and U.S. officials. FILE PHOTO: Activists hold a protest against the treatment and conditions of children in immigration detention outside […]

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U.S. presidential hopeful Booker vows to ‘virtually eliminate immigrant detention’

(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker would “virtually eliminate immigration detention” if elected, his campaign said on Tuesday, including ending the use of for-profit detention facilities and sharply limiting the time unaccompanied children spend in custody. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaks at the first U.S. 2020 presidential election Democratic candidates debate in […]

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