Pentagon asked to house up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases

A migrant mother walked with her two daughters on their way to the port of entry to ask for asylum in the US.

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The Pentagon announcement followed Trump’s executive order on Wednesday to keep families together after they illegally cross the Mexican border with the United States.

US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words

On her way to border, Melania Trump wore jacket that said: ‘I really don’t care, do u?’

The jacket’s phrasing sparked some outrage among critics and led the White House to defend the first lady’s clothing choice.

Governor Charlie Baker spoke in South Boston on Thursday.

No separated migrant children have been placed in Massachusetts, Baker says

Governor Baker said that “no children have been placed in Massachusetts” as a result of the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border.

Law enforcement personnel kept an eye on the mayors and media in Fabens, Texas.

House will delay vote on GOP compromise immigration bill until next week

Embattled House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on compromise GOP immigration legislation until next week, and are planning changes in hopes of salvaging the legislation.

President Trump held a rally in Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday.

It looks like former Celtics star Kevin McHale was at Trump’s rally in Minnesota

Close watchers of President Trump’s rally in Minnesota on Wednesday thought they noticed a face in the crowd that would be familiar to a lot of Boston sports fans: former Celtics star Kevin McHale.

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During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid’s articles and cover images related to Donald Trump and his political opponents to Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen in advance of publication.

Superintendent Tommy Chang.

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Chang, BPS sued over secrecy surrounding student information sharing with ICE

Boston school officials have repeatedly refused to disclose how often they give student information to federal immigration authorities.

Local politics

GROUND GAME

Four theories as to what Melania Trump was thinking wearing that jacket to the border

With no clear explanation from the first lady herself, we’re left to speculate why she would wear a jacket to the border that said: “I really don’t care, do u?”

Trump defends immigration action at Cabinet meeting: ‘I signed a very good executive order’

President Trump defended his Wednesday executive order to end new family separations at the border, but says Congress needs to act to permanently fix the problem.

House will delay vote on GOP compromise immigration bill until next week

Embattled House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on compromise GOP immigration legislation until next week, and are planning changes in hopes of salvaging the legislation.

Trump reverses course after outcry over separating children from parents

Instead of separating children from their parents, President Trump declared that his administration will now detain entire families together.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.