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A Border Patrol agent leads reporters through a central processing center in Tucson, Ariz. one of a few facilities setup in 2021 as the Biden administration attempted to manage an influx of migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border.

A migrant died from respiratory distress caused by pneumonia and COVID-19 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center several days after he was taken into custody by a Border Patrol agent. Federal officials are investigating his treatment. Read more»

Una foto del Col. Charles Young, tomada entre 1917 y 1919, lleva la leyenda: 'Para nosotros, compañeros patriotas de color, no nos corresponde nuestro 'poco' sino lo mejor. Debemos cumplir con nuestro deber completo. Una parte de ese deber es comer sabiamente y sin desperdicio para ayudar a ganar esta guerra mundial. Suyo por Raza y País, (firmado) Charles Young, Coronel, Ejército de los Estados Unidos.'

El Ejército de EE.UU. ascendió al Col. Young, el legendario oficial negro de los Soldados Búfalo, un siglo después de su muerte. Luchó contra Pancho Villa y comandandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917. Read more»

A photo of Col. Charles Young, taken between 1917-1919, bears the caption: 'To us, colored fellow patriots, falls not our 'bit' but our best. We must perform our full duty. A part of that duty is to eat wisely and without waste in order to help win this world war. Yours for Race and Country, (signed) Charles Young, Colonel, U.S. Army.'

The U.S. Army's first Black colonel, Charles Young, died a century ago after serving as the commander of Ft. Huachuca, but was just recognized with a promotion to brigadier general. Read more»

Gov. Greg Abbott says that a line of shipping containers next to the international bridge connecting Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico, is meant to stop migrants from illegally crossing the Rio Grande.

Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a video Wednesday of the state’s latest attempt to secure the Texas-Mexico border: about 20 shipping containers lined up along the riverbank next to the international bridge that connects Eagle Pass with Mexico. Read more»

TPD Chief Chris Magnus speaks to the media during a press conference in Tucson in 2016.

The nomination of Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection moved forward Wednesday after a Senate committee voted 15-13 to advance his confirmation. Read more»

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, center, told the Senate Finance Committee he accepted the nomination to be the next Customs and Border Protection commissioner for the same reason he got into law enforcement decades ago, 'to make a difference.'

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear. Read more»

Border Patrol agents assist Haitian immigrants gathered under an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

As the Biden administration scrambles to repatriate more than 10,000 Haitians who gathered in a Texas border town last week to ask for asylum, immigration officials speaking in the town repeated one message: “Our borders are not open. And people should not make the journey.” Read more»

Makeshift shelters at a temporary migrant camp under the international bridge in Del Rio on Sept. 17, 2021.

The situation in Del Rio spiraled last week as more than 15,000 migrants, many of them from Haiti, arrived at the border in recent days, settling in a makeshift camp as they waited for CBP agents to process their petitions to stay in the U.S. Read more»

Grevy Marisela Jimenez Martinez, 28, a migrant from Honduras, has been living in the shelter for the past four months. She is almost five months pregnant and is expecting twins.

A growing number of expectant mothers are among the migrants pouring in daily from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador — even Haiti — to more than 30 already overflowing shelters in Tijuana, Mexico. Read more»

Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States. Read more»

Haitian Wilmer Salomon waits for an appointment with U.S. immigration officials in Nogales, Sonora.

Driven by poverty and natural disasters, citizens of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere wait on the Mexican side of the southern U.S. border, hoping to qualify for Temporary Protective Status in the United States. Read more»

The State Department's Simon Henshaw, right, told a Senate committee that the family reunification plan aims to keep unaccompanied Central American youth from making dangerous treks to the U.S. border.

The program aims to stop a repeat of last summer, when unaccompanied minors showed up at the Southwest border after dangerous treks from Central American homes to rejoin parents in the U.S. But senators worried it could further weaken immigration standards. Read more»

While most refugees in the US come from China and Haiti, there are some surprising countries on this list. Read more»

Tono Chelestine, 14, talks with social worker Abel Ortega from the shelter for street children, Niños del Camino, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in mid-March 2011. Tono had just been in a fight with other kids who visit the shelter and did not want to return to the street. Ortega and another social worker, Ana Sosa, told Tono that if he did not start sticking up for himself, the other street children would 'eat him alive.' The shelter is open three days a week and offers a safe place for street children to eat, bath and wash their clothes. But due to a recent loss of funding, the shelter could soon close.

Hundreds of children roam the streets of Santo Domingo, a city of 2.1 million. Some are Dominican and some Haitian. Many are both. Most were born there, but few know how to legally prove their citizenship as they struggle to survive. Read more»

Miledis Juan, a 25-year-old Dominican with a teaching degree, cannot find work as a teacher because she was denied access to her birth certificate. Juan lives with her husband, Henry Claude Joseph and 1-year-old son, Henry Alberto – who also was denied a birth certificate.

Over the past seven years, the Dominican government has re-written its constitution, re-interpreted old laws and passed new ones, effectively eliminating birthright citizenship. Today, a child born in the Dominican Republic is no longer automatically a citizen; citizenship goes only to those who can prove they have at least one documented parent. Read more»

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