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Wearing Vans shoes and rubber-band bracelets, hair gel and shy smiles, the brothers Brayan and José looked like typical teenagers. But the story they told of their turbulent past year revealed just how far from typical they have traveled. In separate trips, the boys said, they left El Salvador to […]

Hundreds of immigrant families remained locked up and in limbo this week after attorneys for the Obama administration resisted a judge’s order concerning the increasingly controversial family detention system the attorneys appear determined to defend. The administration’s latest response came after U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles in […]

WASHINGTON — Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling’s momentum to kill the practice entirely. Immigration attorneys filed on Tuesday for multiple immigrant women and children to be immediately released from detention facilities without bond. In […]

SAN ANTONIO — Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation’s top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more being given ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying bonds, according to immigration attorneys. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman […]