Nebraska Tomato Plant Pleads Guilty in Immigration Case Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

LINCOLN, NEB. (AP): A northern Nebraska tomato-growing and packing plant accused of hiring people living in the country illegally has pleaded guilty, as has the owner of an area restaurant accused of supplying illegal workers. The office of U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said in a news release that..

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Crackdown on Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits Takes Effect Monday, February 24th, 2020

BY ANITA SNOW, PHOENIX (AP): Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood to sign up for food stamps and..

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Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

LONDON, (AFP): Britain's government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut "cheap labour from Europe" in favour of high-skilled English speakers and boosting the homegrown workforce. Critics of the proposed points-based system, due to..

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Homeland Security suspends travel programs for New Yorkers Thursday, February 6th, 2020

NEW YORK (AP): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would no longer let New York residents enroll in its “trusted traveler” programs because of a new state law that blocked federal immigration officials from accessing motor vehicle records. In a three-page letter,..

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Immigration Bill Passes Kentucky Senate After Lengthy Debate Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

BY BRUCE SCHREINER, FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP): A bill to ban sanctuary policies by most public agencies in Kentucky won state Senate approval Tuesday after a debate that offered starkly different portrayals of the contentious immigration measure. The Republican-dominated Senate passed the bill on a..

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US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’ Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

By MATTHEW LEE and COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. The regulations, which take effect Friday, address..

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NEED FOR WORLD MIGRANT POLICY Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Migrants from one country to another can be classified into two categories. One category is those who want to migrate to another country to seek greener pastures and better living conditions . They are largely those who do not have much love left for their motherland and are more self centred...

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US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans Thursday, January 9th, 2020

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S...

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Montana justices hear arguments about immigration detainers Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

By AMY BETH HANSON, HELENA, Mont. (AP): The ACLU of Montana is asking the state Supreme Court to rule state law does not allow local law enforcement officers to arrest people for alleged civil violations of federal immigration law. The court did not immediately rule after hearing arguments..

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