Immigration


Poll: More Americans Want Immigration to Stay the Same

BY AMY TAXIN, SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement. At the same time, the latest data from the..

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After Immigration Shaped Primary, Topic Not Gov. Lee Focus Saturday, March 16th, 2019

BY JONATHAN MATTISE, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee won a Republican primary fight last year that centered around which candidate was toughest on immigration. But during his early days in office, cracking down on immigration has not been the governor's priority. Instead, his..

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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before..

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Aid worker: Survivors say 45 migrants died in Mediterranean Friday, March 15th, 2019

By AMIRA EL MASAITI, RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Forty-five migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Spain, including pregnant women, a Spanish rights activist said Thursday, quoting survivors. Morocco reported that at least 21 other migrants were rescued at sea. Helena Maleno, who runs..

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US Immigration Agents Find Ways Around ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Thursday, March 14th, 2019

BY ASTRID GALVAN, PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still..

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Trump vs. California immigration suit heads to appeals court Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants, seeking a win in one of numerous lawsuits between the White House and the Democratic-dominated state. At issue in the hearing before the..

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Do British Voters Still Want a Brexit? Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

By Thomas K. Grose, LONDON — BRITISH PRIME Minister Theresa May is determined to cement a withdrawal agreement with the European Union that will eventually allow the United Kingdom to drastically reduce immigration from the EU, arguing that's what most voters wanted when they narrowly approved in..

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Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall Monday, March 11th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US President Donald Trump is seeking $8.6 billion in fresh funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, likely triggering another fight with Congress. The 2020 budget request, which is set to be formally unveiled Monday, would far exceed the $5.7 billion Trump demanded last..

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Florida Takes on Pot, Immigration and Fracking Next Week

BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON, TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The hoopla and optimistic speeches surrounding the start of Florida's annual 60-day legislative session are over, and lawmakers now head into their second week with a list of nearly 3,400 bills to consider before going home May 3. The one that will..

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US asylum shift targets Spanish speakers, Latin Americans

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner..

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More migrants crossing US southern border in large groups Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON,March 6 (AP) The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double..

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Immigration Documentary’s Protagonist Faces Deportation Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

BY ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary chronicling the plight of immigrants held at a for-profit facility was supposed to be celebrating at a film premiere in Miami. Instead, Claudio Rojas is back at another immigration detention facility's cell,..

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Thank God, there were Escorts at WEF in Davos Friday, March 22nd, 2019

It’s been a couple of months since I was hanging out in Davos learning about this year Wolrd Economic Forum. Davos, Switzerland, January 2019 I have been following..