Immigration


Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border Thursday, October 18th, 2018

SONIA PEREZ D, GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As about 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention — and pressure — turned to Mexico Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop the impromptu caravan. "I must,..

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Man Goes to Immigration Interview, Gets Detained by ICE Saturday, October 13th, 2018

By BRENDA MEDINA, MIAMI (AP) — María Eugenia Hernández and her Nicaraguan-born husband, Oscar Hernández, went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Miami for an interview about their marriage that they had been awaiting for three years. The agency uses such interviews to..

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US asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration Friday, October 12th, 2018

By LUIS ALONSO LUGO, WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of three Central American countries on Thursday that the U.S. is ready to do more to help their economies if they make a greater effort to fight illegal immigration. “If you do more, I’m here to say on behalf of..

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Thai authorities to deport 70 Pakistani asylum seekers Thursday, October 11th, 2018

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities on Thursday convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home, as police intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration. The Taling Chan..

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Supreme Court considering case on detention of immigrants Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By JESSICA GRESKO, WASHINGTON (AP) — An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States. The issue in the case has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability..

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Investigation: Deported parents can lose custody of kids Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

By GARANCE BURKE and MARTHA MENDOZA, MICHIGAN, (AP): As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: “They want to steal my daughter!” It had been 10 weeks since..

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Hong Kong journalist group protests FT editor’s visa denial Monday, October 8th, 2018

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong journalist groups have expressed dismay over the government’s refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times editor. Representatives from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong Journalists Association and other journalism advocacy groups gathered..

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More than 600,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya: IOM Sunday, October 7th, 2018

TRIPOLI: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Saturday that more than 600,000 illegal immigrants of 41 different nationalities are currently in Libya. "In July and August 2018, IOM identified at least 669,176 migrants currently in Libya. Migrants were identified in 100..

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FACT CHECK: Trump on Kavanaugh accuser, drug prices, vets

By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of his Supreme Court nominee’s chief accuser in a mocking turn on a rally stage over the past week as campaign politics and the pitched struggle over Brett Kavanaugh’s fate provided fertile..

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Mexican woman arrested in Nogales for smuggling meth Friday, October 5th, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have detained a Mexican national for allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday the arrest happened at a port of entry in the border city of Nogales. They say a 27-year-old woman from..

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Judge blocks US from ending protections for some immigrants Thursday, October 4th, 2018

ROBERT JABLON and SUDHIN THANAWALA, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause "irreparable harm and great..

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Watchdog: US unprepared for ‘zero tolerance’ immigration Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a “zero tolerance” policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security’s watchdog said in a report..

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Problems for Pentagon’s immigrant recruit program Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens, according to..

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Judge: City can ignore California immigrant sanctuary law Friday, September 28th, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the city of Huntington Beach can ignore a California law limiting local police collaboration with federal immigration enforcement agents. The Orange County Register reports that Superior Court Judge James Crandall ruled Thursday that cities that..

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Leaking for Change: ASIO, Jakarta, and Australia’s Jerusalem Problem Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Politics can, after a time, becomes a myopic exercise of expedient measures and desperate hope. Politics, raw and crude, is at its best at points where survival matters...