U.S. authorities must probe migrant girl’s death, stop child detentions: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations human rights expert called on U.S. authorities on Monday to conduct a full and independent investigation into the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan... Read more »

U.S. border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl’s death

(Reuters) – U.S. Border Patrol agents who detained a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who later died in federal custody will not speak with U.S. lawmakers investigating her death, the... Read more »

Guatemalan girl’s dad: she was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they... Read more »

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

SAN ANTONIO DE CORTEZ, Guatemala (Reuters) – The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died in U.S. custody this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to... Read more »

U.S. government watchdog to probe child’s death after border arrest

WASHINGTON/TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant which occurred after she was detained by... Read more »

Catholic archdiocese in New Mexico, facing abuse cases, to file for bankruptcy

(Reuters) – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will file for bankruptcy protection as it faces litigation arising from accusations of sexual abuse by clergy, its... Read more »

Exclusive: U.S. shale firms offer $100 million to aid Texas, New Mexico

HOUSTON (Reuters) – More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $100 million toward easing stresses on health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil... Read more »

U.N. tells Washington to protect refugees after Trump limits asylum

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States must make sure anyone fleeing violence or persecution can get protection “without obstruction”, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday, hours after... Read more »

Mattis rejects criticism of sending U.S. troops to border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday rejected criticism that deploying thousands of troops to the border with Mexico was a political stunt, amid criticism that... Read more »

U.S. general says troop numbers at Mexican border to rise further

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further,... Read more »