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#US Border

From TheJournal.ie Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps' Vice President

Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps'

The US Vice President said the situation at the border is a “crisis that is overwhelming our system”.

From TheJournal.ie One year after the scandal first emerged, why is debate raging again about Trump's child detention camps? Explainer

One year after the scandal first emerged, why is debate raging again about Trump's child detention camps?

The detention centres have been compared to prisons and concentration camps.

From TheJournal.ie Sixth migrant child dies in custody at US border US-Mexico Border

Sixth migrant child dies in custody at US border

Officials say the 10-year-old girl was “medically fragile” when she entered its facility.

From TheJournal.ie Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December Border Patrol

Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December

The teen has been identified by US Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he won't reinstate separating children from parents at US-Mexico border Immigration

Trump says he won't reinstate separating children from parents at US-Mexico border

The US President blamed his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama for the highly controversial policy.

From TheJournal.ie Trump declares national emergency to build wall, Democrats vow to fight the 'power grab' US Border

Trump declares national emergency to build wall, Democrats vow to fight the 'power grab'

The move will allow him to spend more money to erect barriers on the US-Mexico border.

From TheJournal.ie Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death Jakelin Caal

Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death

The parents of Jakelin Caal said she had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico.

From TheJournal.ie 7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest US Border

7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants retreat as US border agents push them back with tear gas and rubber bullets Migrant Caravan

Migrants retreat as US border agents push them back with tear gas and rubber bullets

The migrant caravan was trying to force through a Mexican police blockade into the United States.

From TheJournal.ie 'Could there be a shutdown?': Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border Trump

'Could there be a shutdown?': Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border

Trump’s border threat came days after a federal judge put the administration’s asylum policy on hold.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant caravan faces desperate situation amid warning that chance of entering US 'almost nil' Limbo

Migrant caravan faces desperate situation amid warning that chance of entering US 'almost nil'

Trump has deployed nearly 6,000 troops to the border to deter what he has called an “invasion”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,500 caravan migrants arrive at US border after over a month on the road Caravan

Over 1,500 caravan migrants arrive at US border after over a month on the road

The full caravan – some 5,500 migrants in all – was expected to continue arriving in Tijuana in the coming hours.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border Caravans

Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border

US president Donald Trump has ordered US troops to the Mexican border in response to the caravans.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border Migrant Caravan

Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border

‘We’re going to build tents all over the place,” the US President told Fox News.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everything on table' to block migrants, as first section of Trump's wall unveiled US Border

'Everything on table' to block migrants, as first section of Trump's wall unveiled

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will not be welcome.

From TheJournal.ie Woman arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty to protest US immigration policy US Border

Woman arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty to protest US immigration policy

She is now facing multiple federal charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct.

From TheJournal.ie Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy Not On

Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy

The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border Fox News

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

From TheJournal.ie Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it Zero Tolerance

Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it

The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders Immigration

'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

From TheJournal.ie 'US will not be a migrant camp': Trump stands firm despite pressure over children being separated from parents US Border

'US will not be a migrant camp': Trump stands firm despite pressure over children being separated from parents

A photo of a two-year-old girl crying as her mother is searched by US border patrol agents has gone viral.

From TheJournal.ie UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border Separation

UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border

He called for Washington to immediately end the practice of “forcible separation of these children”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks Immigration

'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks

Between 19 April and 31 May, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US border.

From TheJournal.ie The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel United States

The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel

US official: “Drug smugglers will try anything to move their product — even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico US Border

'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico

Border police seized the device made of plastic pipe and metal.

THE BODIES OF 71 people, buried in a mass grave, have been found by Mexico’s navy on the Mexico-US border.

It is suspected that the victims may be “undocumented immigrants of different nationalities”, according to Alejandro Poire, a government spokesperson.

The navy was reportedly tipped off about the incident by a wounded man. When they approached the site, they say they were fired at by gunmen.

It is believed that the victims were civilians from countries like Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras who were attempting to cross the US border.

The navy believe that the people, 14 women and 58 men, were killed by the Zetas drug gang.

There has been a sharp increase in violent killings in Mexico over the last number of years, which is blamed squarely on organized crime.

Hundreds of bodies disposed of in mass graves across the country have been discovered in the past two months alone.

More than 28,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last four years.