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US Supreme Court says Trump can spend military funds on wall

Trump made the construction of a wall to stem illegal immigration from Latin America central to his successful 2016 campaign for the presidency.

US border agency says it is holding 200 children, down from...

US border officers detain about 200 unaccompanied children along the southern border, down from more than 2,500 in May, thanks to congressional funding increases.

US requests 1,000 soldiers to manage migrant crisis

The US Department of Homeland Security requests 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage the migrant crisis in Texas.

Pence condemns Ocasio-Cortez for ‘concentration camps’ remarks

US Vice President Mike Pence condemns Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for comparing migrant detention facilities to 'concentration camps.'

Trump says migrant detention centres to open to media

US President Donald Trump says migrant detention centres that have come under criticism for overcrowding and poor conditions will be open to visits by journalists.

Migrants can opt ‘not to come’ if they dislike squalid camps,...

US President Trump brushes off reports of overcrowding and squalid conditions in migrant detention centres by saying the migrants can opt 'not to come' to the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez says detained migrants were told to drink toilet water

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses US border agents of conducting a program of 'psychological warfare' against detained migrants.

Leader of New Mexico armed group denied bail

Larry Hopkins has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

FBI arrests armed group member stopping migrants at southern US border

Larry Hopkins had represented himself as the commander of the United Constitutional Patriots, a group who voluntarily detains asylum seekers from Central America.

Trump says US ‘Full’ and can’t accommodate more migrants

Many Mexicans flee Mexico for a better life just across the border into the United States, hundreds of which are illegals.

Trump says ‘100%’ ready to shut down Mexico border

Trump is consistent to consistent in his efforts to close down the US-Mexico border where illegal immigrants from Mexico have said to number up to 100,000 migrants a month.

Trump cuts aid to Central American countries as migrant crisis deepens

A surge of asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have sought to enter the United States across the southern border in recent days.

US judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated...

San Diego-based US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw late on Friday issued a preliminary ruling that would potentially expand by thousands the number of migrants.

Trump aide predicts ‘hundreds of miles’ of border wall by 2020

The president invokes a 'national emergency' to justify tapping military and other funds for barrier construction.

US House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

The US House of Representatives agrees to a bipartisan border security bill but not the US$5.7 billion President Donald Trump is seeking.

Trump vows emergency declaration to get wall

The Trump administration has suggested the use of national emergency powers to redirect money already committed by Congress for other purposes toward paying for the wall.

Talks collapse on border deal as US govt shutdown looms

Efforts to resolve the dispute over border security funding extended into the weekend as a special congressional negotiating panel aimed to reach a deal by today.

Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

The address also offered no hope for a quick end to a government partial shutdown triggered by the row that has left 800,000 federal employees without pay.

Trump to demand wall on Mexico ‘crisis’ border in national TV...

The US president will lay out the 'real humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border'.

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

Invoking emergency powers will potentially be an alternative, allowing the US president to get around Congress's control of the budget.

Deaths highlight children’s plight in migrant surge to US

Smugglers blatantly lie about immigration procedures in the US and do little for migrants beyond holding out the prospect of a better life.

Latin America grapples with migrant exodus that looks set to worsen...

Every day, about 5,000 Venezuelans leave home in one of the biggest exodus of people in modern South American history.

US to send migrants back to Mexico to wait out asylum...

The arrival of several thousand Central Americans in Tijuana about a month ago prompted US to mobilise the military to beef up border security.

7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody

The girl died of 'dehydration and shock'.