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President Trump is speaking from the White House about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Watch his remarks live.

A detainee at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Chase County, Kansas, has tested positive for mumps, and 22 other migrants may have been exposed.

ICE discovered the detainee with the mumps on June 18, then identified the others who came into contact with that person, said Shawn A. Neudauer, an ICE public affairs officer.

The 22 other detainees are not sick but have been “cohorted,” or separated from the general population, and will remain there until July 16, he said.

More than 100 people converged on U.S. senators’ offices Tuesday in Overland Park and Kansas City, Missouri, as part of a nationwide demonstration to protest the treatment of immigrants being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

GARDEN CITY — Fartun Gelle is a Somalian refugee who lives near the Neighborhood Learning Center in Garden City, where she’s gone for help since she arrived in western Kansas five years ago.

The center is located in a brick apartment building in the northwest part of town, and refugees from Myanmar, Somalia and Ethiopia live within walking distance. Gelle doesn’t drive, and relies on the center’s community health workers to help translate at her sons’ medical appointments.

“I don’t have someone to help me,” Gelle said through Somali interpreter Ifrah Farah.

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President Trump is unveiling an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the United States. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-based immigration.

Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live.

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Immigrants that come to Wichita to start a new life say they face significant adjustments that can be overwhelming at times. But are they getting the help they need, especially when it comes to treating mental health issues?

Two Wichita State University student organizations will host the Dream Run on Saturday – a two-mile run that organizers hope will generate scholarship money for undocumented students.

The event is co-hosted by the Student Organization of Social Work and the Rho Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated.

The goal is to double the money in a scholarship fund for Dreamers provided by Sigma Lambda Beta and the Student Government Association.

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Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators have split over supporting President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Former Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson and his wife have created a scholarship at Wichita State University to help immigrant students.

Kansas U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is one of several Republicans who expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s declaration Friday of a national emergency to fund construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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