Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration’s critics. The..

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Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe? Friday, November 8th, 2019

By WILSON RING, CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP): In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away,..

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Report: Trump migrant crackdown weighed impact on 2020 race Thursday, November 7th, 2019

By JOSHUA GOODMAN, MIAMI (AP): As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State..

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Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin’s cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico — too scared to leave after receiving a savage beating from two men three weeks ago while she was strolling home..

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Immigration Looms Over Contested Minnesota School Referendum Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

BY STEPHEN GROVES AND STEVE KARNOWSKI, WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP): When voters in this southwestern Minnesota town weigh nearly $34 million in new borrowing to expand schools filled to overflowing in recent years by an influx of immigrants, Miguel Rivas will be among those saying yes — and hoping..

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Court Blocks Trump Immigration Rules for LAPD Grant Thursday, October 31st, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP): A federal appeals court says the Trump administration can't require Los Angeles police to cooperate with immigration agents in order to receive public safety grants. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling rejecting efforts to..

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Emails Cast Doubt on Claim of Immigration Visit to School

BY JONATHAN MATTISE, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP): Emails cast fresh doubt on a recent claim that immigration officials visited a Nashville school asking for student records. In an Oct. 11 email among Nashville school officials obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request, district..

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Top Trump Official Regrets Immigrant Medical Relief Decision Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

BY PHILIP MARCELO, BOSTON (AP): A top federal immigration official said Wednesday that he takes responsibility for and regrets how the Trump administration's now rescinded decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships..

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Immigration official says US-Mexico border crisis not over

By COLLEEN LONG and CEDAR ATTANASIO, WASHINGTON (AP): A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over. Even though crossings have been down over the past few months and news of custody deaths and teeming facilities full of children and families has..

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14 Workers Detained on Suspicion of Immigration Violations Thursday, October 24th, 2019

MADISON, NEB. (AP): Authorities say 14 workers suspected of immigration violations have been arrested at a northeast Nebraska plant that makes wood products. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico says three men from Guatemala and 11 from Mexico were taken into..

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Harvard Paper Blasted for Seeking Immigration Agency Comment Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (AP): The student newspaper at Harvard University is facing a campus backlash over a routine request for government comment on a demonstration against a federal immigration agency. A petition signed by 11 student groups including the Harvard College Democrats accuses the Harvard..

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U.S. takes step to require asylum-seekers’ DNA Monday, October 21st, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AP): The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The..

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Vermont Seeks Reconsideration of Immigrant Investor Closure Monday, October 14th, 2019

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP): Vermont's immigrant investor center is going to ask the federal government to reconsider a decision to shut it down after the alleged fraud at the Jay Peak ski resort. The Vermont Regional Center announced Monday it would pursue the motion for reconsideration with the United..

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