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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Politicians and advocates are flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the White House amid a growing uproar Monday over the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. Hundreds of children are being held in chain-link enclosures at an old warehouse in South Texas.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A warden has been demoted and transferred from a Texas prison where a supervisor resigned and four corrections officers were fired amid allegations they orchestrated the planting of two screwdrivers in an inmate's cell. Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials have said the planted contraband at the Ramsey Unit south of Houston appears to be isolated and unrelated to a quota system involving a supervisor ordering officers there to write disciplinary reports.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A deputy sheriff in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says 47-year-old Jose Nunez was arrested Sunday on a warrant for super aggravated sexual assault, pending formal charges. County jail and court records show Nunez is being held without bail and don't list an attorney who can speak on his behalf. He is due in court Monday afternoon.

CAMERON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a 55-year-old Texas man who fell from a fishing boat anchored off southwest Louisiana. A news release says the captain of the fishing vessel Captain Edwin radioed about 3 a.m. Monday, reporting that a crewman had fallen from the nearby Captain Kent about 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. Petty Officer Edward Wargo says the man is from Brownsville, Texas. A helicopter, airplane and cutter are searching for the man, who reportedly was not wearing a life vest.

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