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Recent articles by Elliot:

Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog

The new policy will deny asylum to nearly all migrants arriving at the southern border who aren't from Mexico because it disallows anyone who passes through another country without first seeking and failing to obtain asylum there. → Read More

Issa moves toward challenging indicted US Rep Duncan Hunter

Former Congressman Darrell Issa has taken a step toward challenging indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter for a Southern California seat, a campaign that would bring his strong name recognition, deep pockets and reputation as one of President Barack Obama's chief antagonists to a race that has long been → Read More

Nashville's surge of asylum-seekers ranks high among migrant cities

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A detailed snapshot of the recent surge of asylum-seeking families on the Mexican border gives a sense of how they were treated after entering the U. S. and where they settled. Houston was the destination for 432 of 7,358 families who were briefly housed in a San Diego shelter from late October through June, 100 more than the second most popular spot, Los Angeles. The count… → Read More

Interactive border wall mural tells stories of deported

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned Friday to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U. S. illegally before she was born, this time to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U. S. illegally as young children and were deported. Visitors who hold up their phones to the painted faces are taken to a website that voices first-person narratives. There is a deported U. S.… → Read More

Interactive border wall mural tells stories of deported

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned Friday to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born, this time to put → Read More

Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States. Their unlikely bet is that a sympathetic Mexican official will somehow find a spot for them. → Read More

Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000

English-speaking Cameroonians fleeing atrocities of their French-speaking government helped push Tijuana’s asylum wait list to 10,000 on Sunday, up from 4,800 just three months earlier. → Read More

Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000

English-speaking Cameroonians fleeing atrocities of their French-speaking government helped push Tijuana’s asylum wait list to 10,000 on Sunday, up from 4,800 just three months earlier. → Read More

Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000

English-speaking Cameroonians fleeing atrocities of their French-speaking government helped push Tijuana’s asylum wait list to 10,000 on Sunday, up from 4,800 just three months earlier. → Read More

Latinos across US fearful after El Paso mass killings

Saturday’s attack targeting migrants reverberated across minority communities, including the city of Brentwood, N.Y., not far from where there were attacks targeting Hispanics a decade ago. → Read More

El Paso shooting suspect’s mom called police concerned about gun

Her lawyers say the call was just to get more information, and she wasn't worried that her son posed a threat to anybody. → Read More

Frontier Airlines offers free flights to people with the last name Green or Greene

Are you a Green or a Greene? If so, you're in luck! Frontier Airlines is running a promotion that allows people to fly for free this month. → Read More

Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000

The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with ... → Read More

Child hangs from sixth-story balcony, falls, caught by crowd in China

CHONGQING MUNICIPALITY, China (CCTV/CNN) - A 3-year-old boy in China miraculously survived a six-story plunge from a high-rise building. The heart-stopping moment was captured on video. The toddler is seen clinging to an apartment balcony, as quick-thinking neighbors grabbed two large blankets to break his fall. The boy finally loses his grip and falls into the blankets. → Read More

ACLU: 900 children separated from family at border since 2018 court order

The ACLU said the Trump administration is separating families over dubious allegations and minor transgressions, including traffic offenses. → Read More

Boy, 10, charged with assault after classmate suffers dodgeball injury

The alleged victim suffered a concussion, and according to his mother, he has a rare medical condition that makes head injuries especially dangerous. → Read More

ACLU: 911 children split at border since 2018 court order

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 900 children, including babies and toddlers, were separated from their parents at the border in the year after a judge ordered the practice be → Read More

GRAPHIC: Son learns mother’s body sold to military for ‘blast testing’ after FBI raids donation facility

More than 30 plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Arizona facility, which was raided by the FBI as part of a human body parts trafficking investigation in 2014. → Read More

Amazon driver accused of stealing Texas couple’s dog from front yard

Amazon says the 22-year-old suspect has been fired from her job. → Read More

Amazon driver accused of stealing Texas couple’s dog from front yard

Amazon says the 22-year-old suspect has been fired from her job. → Read More