Child welfare

December 13, 2018 - 8:12 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration authorities have confirmed that a 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners. In a resolution passed by a vote on Thursday,...
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File - In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Kingsburg, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The California state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty. Fresno Police Department Lt. Mark Hudson said Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2018, that Arambula of Fresno was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty to a child. The Fresno Bee reports Arambula was cited and released Monday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on a child who came into an office Monday...
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Migrants traveling with children walk up a hill to a waiting U.S. Border Patrol agent just inside San Ysidro, Calif., after climbing over the border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants who traveled with recent caravans want to seek asylum in the United States but face a decision between crossing illegally or waiting months, because the U.S. government only processes a limited number of those cases a day at the San Ysidro border crossing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
December 06, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, the family of Giulio Regeni follow his coffin during the funeral service in Fiumicello, Northern Italy. Egypt’s official news agency says prosecutors have rejected an Italian request to name several policemen as suspects in the 2016 killing of Regeni, an Italian graduate student in Cairo. The agency’s report, published Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in state-owned newspapers, says the prosecutors turned down a similar request by the Italians a year ago on the grounds that there was no concrete evidence to incriminate the policemen. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini, File)
December 03, 2018 - 11:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have rejected an Italian request to treat several policemen as suspects in the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in Cairo, saying there is not enough evidence to warrant such a move, according to Egypt's state-run news agency. The report, published Monday...
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December 03, 2018 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care. CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" is marking its 20th year of sharing stories about children who found or need permanent homes. Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will perform on the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee and 32-year-old mother, who said she was raped for several days by a group of soldiers before she was allowed to leave, stands by a window at a women's center focusing on gender-based violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. The aid group Doctors Without Borders said Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, that one hundred and twenty-five women and girls were raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days between Nov. 19 and 29, 2018, in Bentiu, South Sudan, in attacks so shocking that some aid workers say they are left speechless. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 01, 2018 - 7:46 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the "dramatic increase" in sexual violence occurred over 10...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, New York Jets center Jonotthan Harrison (78) prepares to snap the ball during the fourth quarter of the team's preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Harrison endured years of bullying while growing up in central Florida, but refused to let any of it stop him from achieving his goals. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 01, 2018 - 1:54 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jonotthan Harrison has not forgotten a single punch or kick, the brutal pushing and shoving, the sudden tackles to the ground with his classmates piling on top of him. There was also the constant and flat-out mean name calling. And all the laughing. So much laughing — at...
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A man wears a surgical mask, used by some migrants to protect against getting or spreading the infections rampant in their close living quarters, inside a sports complex sheltering more than 5,000 Central Americans, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. As Mexico wrestles with what to do with the thousands of people camped out in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States, a key demand of U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 29, 2018 - 9:07 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and...
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FILE- In this June 18, 2018, file photo immigrant children play outside a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. In a Wednesday, Nov. 28, letter to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security, 112 civil liberties and immigrant rights groups, child welfare advocates and privacy activists are crying foul, demanding an immediate halt to what they call an illegal practice. HHS and DHS are obtaining information from detained children on their U.S.-based relatives for reunification, the authors complain, and “using that data to find, arrest and deport those families.” Already, they write, “families have become too scared to step forward to sponsor children.” (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 28, 2018 - 7:32 am
Earlier this year, the federal agency tasked with caring for asylum-seeking children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border officially took on a new, little heralded role: helping to deport relatives of the young migrants. In a Wednesday letter to the heads of the Department of...
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