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Obama, George W. Bush deployed National Guard to border before Trump

HOUSTON — Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other U.S. president has. But now he’s reached directly into his predecessors’ playbook by sending in the National Guard. When former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama …

What happened when Bush, Obama sent troops to Mexico border

HOUSTON (AP) – Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other U.S. president has. But now he’s reached directly into his predecessors’ playbook by sending in the National Guard. When former presidents George W. Bush and Barack …

Official: Teens in migrant shelters have no abortion rights

HOUSTON (AP) – The U.S. government official whose office oversees shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors said in testimony released Wednesday that pregnant teens in his agency’s care have no right to an abortion under the Constitution. Scott Lloyd, the director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, gave a…

Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked in debate over wall

LAREDO, Texas (AP) – Agents who work at one of the Border Patrol’s checkpoints in South Texas, north of the U.S.-Mexico border, say that the checkpoint is undersized and sometimes overwhelmed by traffic. It’s a situation challenged constantly by smugglers, sometimes with deadly consequences. Top Border Patrol officials say President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall…

Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

HOUSTON (AP) – Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility asked the U.S. government on Monday to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he’ll be killed. Emilio Gutierrez Soto fled to the United States a decade ago after …