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Trump administration cancels legal aid and English classes for unaccompanied minors in further crackdown on migration

The Trump administration is curbing services for unaccompanied minors, citing budget concerns after a surge in border crossings.

A US-Mexico border shutdown threatens more than just avocados — here are all the foods that could disappear from store shelves

Produce that would be hit hardest by a border shutdown includes bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, mangoes, and avocados.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano on working for Anita Hill, the misery of airport security, and why she just wants ‘the best candidate’ on the 2020 Democr...

The former Homeland Security secretary tells INSIDER about her biggest regrets and why climate change and cybersecurity are her biggest concerns.
A demonstrator places a flower at a primary vehicle barrier during a protest against the border wall and the militarization of the border near a new section of the bollard wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, as seen from the Mexican side of the border in San Jeronimo, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Trump says Calexico desperately needs a border wall but its residents say that would only hurt the town

Residents of Calexico, California, say a wall would only hurt their town's relationship with the neighboring Mexican town of Mexicali.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak to the media ahead of a possible partial government shut down in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018.

Trump offered Democrats a limited immigration ‘compromise’ to end the shutdown. Democrats say it’s a ‘hostage taking.’

President Donald Trump is expected to offer Democrats protections for DACA recipients and other undocumented immigrants in exchange for border wall funds.
The GoFundMe page's founder Brian Kolfage.

Man behind ‘Build the Wall’ GoFundMe has reportedly made a potentially lucrative contact list thanks to a shadowy email-harvesting operati...

Brian Kolfage, the man who started a GoFundMe to raise money for the border wall, has reportedly been running a shadowy email-harvesting operation.

Members of Congress tour US Border Patrol facility where 8-year-old Felipe Gomez died

At least nine Congressmembers visited the New Mexico Border Patrol facility where a young immigrant boy died last month.
A U.S. Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, secures concertina wire onto the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 18, 2018.

Trump administration reportedly authorizes US troops to use lethal force at the border as migrant caravan approaches

The White House has reportedly sent a memo to the Pentagon authorizing troops at the border to defend Customs and Border Protection officials from violence.
Army soldiers pause from the heat while stringing razor wire near the port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border on November 4, 2018.

The largest US active-duty mobilization to US-Mexico border under Trump may already be winding down

Troops at the border will start heading home in the upcoming weeks with an expected end date of December 15, 2018.
A child migrant released from Customs and Border Protection in June in McAllen, Texas.

A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here’s what they do.

A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.