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Native American lawmakers combat Trump stance on immigration

Indigenous people are among the thousands of immigrants being detained the border, according to the Arizona Legislature’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus. Arizona leaders from the Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’Odham and Navajo nations said the issue goes back generations and told the story of a Guatemalan girl separated from her mother | Cronkite News

Trump ends family separations, stands firm on ‘zero tolerance’ policy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered immigration officials to keep undocumented immigrant families together, after weeks of mounting criticism over his administration's "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of families at the border.

House immigration vote nears, but GOP fighting puts outcome in doubt

WASHINGTON - The House is poised to take action on two Republican immigration-reform bills, but it was not clear Wednesday if House leaders would be able to muster enough support to pass either. Democrats oppose both and GOP conservatives appeared to balk.

Family separations spark feuds across Capitol; DHS defends handling

WASHINGTON - As Democrats rallied against the government's separation of families at the border, immigration agencies defended the treatment of children in shelters and President Donald Trump lobbied GOP House members on immigration bills he claims could stop the separations.

CBP chief looks to expand vehicle-scanning technology at Nogales port

WASHINGTON - "Non-invasive inspection" technology at the port of Nogales - essentially a drive-through X-ray to scan vehicles - has worked so well that the head of Customs and Border Protection said this week he wants to expand its used there on passenger and commercial vehicles..

House leaders derail plan to force vote on bipartisan immigration bills

WASHINGTON - House leaders derailed an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, announcing instead that they will bring two Republican bills to the floor, possibly as soon as next week.