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July 01, 2019 - 1:59 pm
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she observed a pattern of "systemic cruelty" at detention centers for migrants during a trip to a facility in Texas on Monday, accusing Border Patrol officers of holding women in cells with no running water and instructing them to drink out of toilets...
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AP
July 01, 2019 - 11:02 am
For almost two weeks, a 12-year-old migrant girl said she and her 6-year-old sister were held inside a Border Patrol station in Texas where they slept on the floor and some children were locked away when they cried for their parents. She was one of hundreds of migrant children who have been held...
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AP
June 27, 2019 - 7:27 am
CLINT, Texas (AP) — Immigrant advocates are asking a federal judge to immediately require inspections and let doctors into border detention facilities where they say sleep-deprived, flu-stricken children are languishing in filthy conditions. Doctors and lawyers who visited the facilities in recent...
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AP
June 25, 2019 - 11:00 am
Border Patrol on Tuesday returned 100 migrant children to an overcrowded facility in Clint, Texas, which lawyers have recently denounced for its "inhumane" conditions, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official told CBS News. The Border Patrol facility, located in the outskirts of El Paso, has...
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AP
June 21, 2019 - 7:07 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they've been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago. Lawyers warn that kids are taking care of kids, and there's...
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AP
June 07, 2019 - 7:12 am
The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up to 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system. The new emergency facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will...
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CBS
June 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
The Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) board of trustees announced on Tuesday that they will terminate a teacher who went on a Twitter rant about illegal immigrants. The board said that they voted 8-0 to terminate Georgia Clark's contract. Board has voted to terminate contract of...
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AP
May 20, 2019 - 1:36 pm
The U.S. government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child apprehended by border agents since December. U.S. Customs and Border Protection identified the teenager as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez. CBP said the...
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May 14, 2019 - 10:20 am
Baytown, Texas -- A police officer outside Houston fatally shot a woman during an altercation at an apartment complex late Monday, authorities said. The incident was captured on social media and circulated overnight, reports CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV. In the video, the woman can be heard...
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CBS News
May 07, 2019 - 10:19 am
Cellphone video recorded by Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail in 2015 following a confrontational traffic stop, shows for the first time her perspective as a white state trooper draws his stun gun and points it at close range while ordering her out of the car. The 39-second...
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