Borderlands

Trump’s emergency wall funding declaration was ‘unlawful,’ court says

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Texas Friday blocked an administration plan to use $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction, calling President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure the funds "unlawful."

Trump administration reduces numbers, tightens criteria for refugees

WASHINGTON - Refugee organizations in Arizona and nationally said they were disappointed, but not surprised, at a Trump administration plan to reduce the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to the lowest level in modern history next year.

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

WASHINGTON - An inspector general's report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.