Immigration


More than 300 older children split at border are reunited Friday, July 20th, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and NOMAAN MERCHANT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. The Justice..

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A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefield

By ALAN FRAM, WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure,..

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Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

By AMY TAXIN, SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their..

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New Mexico lawmakers weigh immigration detention oversight Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

By MARY HUDETZ, SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several migrants told New Mexico lawmakers Monday that they were denied medication and adequate treatment while detained inside two different federal immigration facilities in the state. At a legislative hearing in Santa Fe, a man originally from Mexico..

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Migrants disembark in Sicily after EU sharing plan reached Monday, July 16th, 2018

By NICOLE WINFIELD and GINO MACELI, POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. Italy’s..

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US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By DAVID PITT, DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent..

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Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said at a..

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Trump stands by ‘culture’ criticism of European immigration Friday, July 13th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed ahead Friday with his complaints that European immigration policies are changing the “fabric of Europe” and destroying European culture. During a news conference with British Prime Minster Theresa..

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ICE: Immigration detainee’s death appears to be suicide

CUTHBERT, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Mexican man held at a south Georgia immigration detention center has died in an apparent suicide. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release Thursday that 40-year-old Efrain De La Rosa was pronounced dead around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. ICE..

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Asylum seekers bring evidence to show the dangers of home Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

By EMILY SCHMALL, MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — An MS-13 gang member left eight voicemails on Brenda Mendez’s cellphone demanding that she turn over her teenage boy. If she refused, he said, the gang would dismember both her sons. “I’m going to send you a finger from each hand. You are going to..

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Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of an ordinary ICE raid Monday, July 9th, 2018

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away. An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked..

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Kids as young as 1 in US court, awaiting reunion with family Sunday, July 8th, 2018

By ASTRID GALVAN, PHOENIX (AP) — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for “agua.” Then it was the child’s turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration..

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Immigration protests before ‘Abolish ICE’ Saturday, July 7th, 2018

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several people were arrested this week after they placed a banner on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal on the Fourth of July calling for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Protesters forced the closure of the ICE building in..

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US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits Friday, July 6th, 2018

By MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE, SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who..

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Trump calls on Congress to fix ‘insane’ immigration laws Thursday, July 5th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is demanding that Congress “FIX OUR INSANE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW!” Trump, who just weeks ago said Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after November’s elections, says in tweets Thursday that, “Congress must pass smart,..

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Los Angeles approves $10M to help separated children Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles on Tuesday approved using a $10 million fund to provide legal help to children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The City Council and county Board of Supervisors voted to expand the LA Justice Fund, created last year to help immigrants without..

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Separations at the border didn’t worry some Trump officials Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

By COLLEEN LONG and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a Democratic..

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FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax ‘miracle,’ immigration flip-flops Monday, July 2nd, 2018

By HOPE YEN and JOSH BOAK, WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting about his tax cuts, President Donald Trump inflated his role in boosting the economy to mythical proportions, claiming full credit for U.S. growth that was already in the making and ignoring the reality of a mounting deficit. On immigration,..

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