- Monthly border arrests have reached a new high for Trump’s presidency:
- Southwest border migration:
- White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown:
- Border Patrol defends handling, medical care of 7-year-old girl who died in custody:
According to the DHS officials on a conference call with reporters, that Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, was traveling from Guatemala with her father as part of a group of 163 people, including 50 children who were without parents or guardians. When they were apprehended in a remote desert area near the New Mexico border around 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, officials said, Maquin was assessed to be in good health and her father signed a form saying she was not sick. But it would be only a matter of hours before the young girl’s health took a serious turn, they said.
- The Latest: Migrant girl’s family disputes officials’ story:
Lawyers for the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities.Their account disputes earlier information released by U.S. officials, who said the girl had not had anything to eat or drink for days.
- For Central Americans, children open a path to the U.S. — and bring a discount:
- From October 2018: Record number of families crossing U.S. border as Trump threatens new crackdown: